Fabienne Seveillac, mezzo-soprano & co-artistic director
French mezzo-soprano Fabienne Seveillac returned to Europe in 2011 after having spent five years in New York where she obtained a Masters in Performance/Voice at the Brooklyn College Conservatory. During her studies there she performed the lead role in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Pierrot lunaire, and she premiered numerous pieces by young composers. In 2009 she received the Robert Starr Award for the best interpretation of a living composer. She has since devoted herself mainly to the interpretation and teaching of music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
After a Masters in Musicology focusing on Kurtág and Beckett, she focuses on singing at the Centre de Formation pour Jeunes Chanteurs du Jeune Chœur de Paris, where she sang with Laurence Equilbey and other conductors such as John Nelson and Pierre Boulez. Since returning from New York she has been singer and co-artistic director of soundinitiative and co-director of HYOID contemporary voices. She has performed solo and chamber music at festivals and artist residencies in France, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia and New-Zealand.
She has been invited by Mesostics, Contrechamps (Geneva), Insolitus, Muziektheater Transparant (Antwerp); premiered Santiago Diez Fischer's opera La Nuit Aveugle with Le Balcon and Jean-Pascal Chaigne’s cycle Mezza Voce with Les Musiciens du Parnasse, and of course performed with soundinitiative and HYOID in various festivals including the Darmstadt Summer Festival, Klara festival (BE), Blurred Edges, Hamburg (DE), Sons d’automne in Annecy (FR), What's Next, Brussels, Transit, Leuven (BE), the Impuls Akademie, Graz (AU), November Music and Sounds of Music (NL), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), or BIFEM (Australia).
Fabienne has been established since 2014 in Brussels, where is based HYOID contemporary voices. Passionate about pedagogy, she has taught or given workshops in multiple contexts, from CRR de Reims to Monash University (Australia). She now teaches singing at the international school P.A.R.T.S. (A.T. de Keersmaeker) and regularly works as a vocal coach on contemporary dance and theatre productions (Eric Arnal Burtschy, Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck).
Andreas Halling, tenor & co-artistic director
Swedish tenor Andreas Halling divides his time between solo, chamber music and ensemble engagements around Europe. His career has been largely shaped by his upbringing amidst the Swedish choral tradition, where contemporary composers such as Lidholm, Sandström and Jennefelt are a natural part of the repertoire and where a capella singing is the norm.
After relocating to Paris, Andreas begun studies at Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, specialising in French Baroque and participating in master classes with Howard Crook, Noelle Barker, and Alain Buet. With CMBV, he performed extensively in concerts throughout France and the rest of Europe, both as soloist and ensemble singer. He later pursued studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where he followed courses in singing and music recording (tonmeister), and took part in master classes with guest teachers Paul Hillier and Sigrid T’Hooft.
Andreas currently resides in Brussels. He is frequently engaged as a soloist in the European early music scene, but is also returning to his roots in contemporary vocal music. In recent collaborations with groups Blindman [VOX] and Ensemble 21, and under conductors Marc Collet and Georges-Elie Octors, he has performed repertoire of Glass, Saariaho and Fafchamps among others.
He is also still active in the European choral scene and has worked with many of the world’s most important baroque and contemporary ensembles, including Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Cappella Amsterdam and the Dutch Bach Society, and conductors Daniel Reuss, René Jacobs and Eric Ericson. He is a member of the emerging ensemble Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, based in Copenhagen, with whom he performed the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s St. John’s Passion in Berlin in March 2016.
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Tiemo Wang, baritone
['A History of the Voice' , 'Symphony of Expectation', 'The Mirror Stage']
Baritone Tiemo Wang began his musical career as a professional violinist working with various ensembles such as the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dutch Radio Orchestras. As a singer Tiemo specialises in baroque and contemporary music having studied previously with Jose Scholte, Joost van der Linden and Frans Fiselier, and currently being coached by Henny Diemer.
Tiemo regularly performs J.S. Bach's passions in the Netherlands and abroad and he is often involved in productions that combine early and contemporary music with visual and sound arts. He was recently involved with a staged production of Bach motets for solo voices with the Dutch production house Hollands Diep, and is a fixed member of the Belgian-based ensemble Bl!ndman. Tiemo's recent operatic roles include Mr. Gobineau and Ben in respectively The Medium and The Telephone by Menotti, Uberto in Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona, and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell). In the R.A.P. program of the Nationale Reisopera he sang William in Robinson Crusoe by Jacques Offenbach (directed by Marcel Sijm).
Since 2007 Tiemo has worked with the Dutch group Silbersee which specializes in contemporary music. With them he has performed Wolfgang Rihm's Séraphin with the Doelen Ensemble, directed by Neil Wallace, Pascal Dusapin's Passion, directed by Pierre Audi, and Cadenza by Bob Zimmerman with the Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Micha Hamel. At the Dutch Opera he has performed the role of proletarian in the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov's A Dog's Heart and was in the cast of The Soldiers by Bernd Alois Zimmerman. Tiemo performed Kassandra in Oresteia by Xenakis, a co-production of Transparant (Belgium), Asko | Schönberg ensemble, and VocaalLAB Netherlands. With LOD he participated in the creation of Les Aveugles, a production based on Maeterlinck's play, and he performed the role of Veled in the opera Mevlana by Michael Ellison in a coproduction of Silbersee and the Hezarfen-ensemble from Istanbul.
In 2014 Tiemo worked in the production ‘Naked Lunch’, a co-production of Silbersee and the dancecompany Club Guy&Roni and Slagwerk Den Haag.
Last season Tiemo worked in the Opera circassien ‘Daral Shaga’, a co-production of Feria Musica and Silbersee and sang in the music-theatre play ‘Dijkdrift’ at the Oerol Festival in Holland.
Els Mondelaers, mezzo-soprano
['A History of the Voice', 'New Polyphonies' 'Symphony of Expectation''The Mirror Stage']
The Belgian mezzo Els Mondelaers received a master degree in Classical Singing with great distinction at the Ghent Conservatory, where she has specialized as a soloist in Contemporary Music as well. Preliminary she obtained her master’s in Music Theory and Music Pedagogy at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.
Gradually, she expanded her career as a specialist interpreter of classical contemporary music to that of all-round performer. New challenges such as music and / or physical improvisation, music creation, acting and moving presented themselves. The world of music theater, contemporary dance and performance in addition to the contemporary concert venues became her second habitat.
She is appreciated for her personal involvement in projects and her enthusiasm to be challenged in an artistic way.
She has performed as a soloist with various music theatre companies, ensembles and orchestras including Folkoperan Stockholm (SE), Muziektheater Transparant (BE), Silbersee (NL), LOD (BE), Per Ignem (BE), Muziektheater Hollands Diep (NL), Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia (NL), Spectra ensemble (BE), ChampdAction (BE), HERMESensemble (BE), Contempoartensemble (IT), Nadar Ensemble (BE), Vlaams Symfonisch Orkest (BE), DoelenEnsemble (NL), Asko | Schönberg ensemble (NL), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Strijbos|Van Rijswijk (NL), Ensemble Klang (NL), Atlas ensemble (NL), Nieuw Ensemble (NL) and in september 2009 she was invited by the Lucerne Festival Academy (CH) to perform Berio’s Sinfonia conducted by Boulez.
Lore Binon, soprano ['Sinfonia', Berio: spring 2020]
Julie Calbete ['horizontal chorus', Ula Sickle, April 2019; 'Sinfonia', Berio: spring 2020]
Jean-Manuel Candenot, baryton-basse ['horizontal chorus', Ula Sickle, April 2019; 'Sinfonia', Berio: spring 2020; 'New Polyphonies' by Myriam Van Imschoot, summer 2020]
Kevin Skelton, tenor ['Sinfonia', Berio: spring 2020]
Gunther Vandeven, baryton ['New Polyphonies' by Myriam Van Imschoot, 2019 residencies]
Jean-Baptiste Vereyt-Logerias, baryton [participation in WIELS residency with Ula Sickle and Stine Jarvin, fall 2018]