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Mr Hein Boterberg
Mr Hein Boterberg

Biography

Hein Boterberg is head of Music at the International Opera Academy in Gent (Belgium).

He studied piano with Johan Duijck at the Conservatoire in Ghent. He specialised in singing accompaniment at the Royal Scottish Academy and the London Guildhall School. He received lessons from Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Helmut Deutsch, Robin Bowman and Roger Vignoles. He was also holder of the Geoffrey Parsons Junior fellowship at the Royal College of Music.

He assisted Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna in the Royal Opera House La Monnaie in Brussels and has worked in productions with singers such as Susan Graham, José van Dam, Jonas Kaufmann and Joseph Calleja. He has also played for conductors such as Kazushi Ono and Alessandro de Marchi.
In addition to this, he has worked with singers for the Filharmonie, the Flemish Radio Choir, the Flemish Opera, Covent Garden, the Opera Studio of Brussels and the Collegium Vocale, Gent.

He has always had a special affinity with the song repertoire. In song recitals he has played in Europe, Asia and Australia. He accompanied Jonathan Lemalu and Sandra Martinovic at the Wigmore Hall in London and played live for them on BBC Radio 3. In the Palais des Beaux-arts in Brussels he accompanied soprano Sophie Karthäuser in a tribute to José Van Dam. Furthermore he has worked with singers such as Malin Christensson, Laura Mitchell, Nathan Vale, Thomas Blondelle, Christian Immler, Julie Mossay, Rachel Harland and many others.

In 2006 he started the ‘Vocal Journey’ recital series, for which he devised and played concerts with young singers from all over the world.

He was coach and pianist for singing courses in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Portugal and France, for which he was often also musical director for staged productions.

He was official accompanist for vocal master classes by Sir Thomas Allen, Robin Bowman, Emma Kirkby, Ann Murray, Loh Siew-Tuan, Graham Johnson and Dame Margaret Price.

Contact Hein

Address: Wallasey
Cheshire
CH45 0LY
Phone: 01519237345
Mobile: 07722927570

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