Stemming from Swedish choral tradition, Swedish-Dutch singer Helena van Heel has developed into a many-sided mezzo-soprano with a velvety voice and ability to touch her audience deeply. She has a wide-ranging repertoire, has worked as a soloist with the best orchestras in the Netherlands and performs regularly at music festivals, including the Holland Festival. New highlights are Helena’s own productions in which existing compositions are combined with pieces specially written for her by contemporary composers. Together with text writers, visual artists and directors, she has created an additional platform which gives shape to her love of music performance.

Photos: Juliette Erkelens