Elin Aase - mezzosopran
Master in Early Music (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Sveits) 2001-2004
Erasmus-studies at Master level at NMH, Oslo (autumn 2003)
Cand. Mag in vocal performing and pedagogy (HIS, art dep.) 1997-2001 Examen Philosoficum (HIS) 1996
Elin is a lyrical mezzosoprano who performs within a wide ragne of repertoire. She´s specialized in the era of baroque and classical music, and is the leader of Stavanger Baroque. She is often used as a soloist in religious pieces as well as orchestral pieces. In addition she has performed several series of chamber music recitals together with her regular pianist Ida Mo. The last two series of these chamber music recitals have been part of the season programme of Stavanger Concerthouse. Elin has sung as a soloist with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Cathedral Choir, Sandnes Symphony Orchestra, Kongsberg Kantori, Borg Bach Choir and several church choirs to mention a few. She has performed as a soloist in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Poland. Elin has a voice with a large tessitura and she combines repertoire succesfully both from the field of mezzosoprano and soprano repertoire.
Elin participated yearly in the opera class at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis during her studies at this renowned school. In 2002 she sang the titelrole of Cecchina in the opera "La buona figliula" by Piccini in a co-production between Theater Basel and SCB. Elin has also been an active chorister, singing in choirs such as Kor Vest (N), World Voices (Spain and Switzerland), World Youth Choir (tour in Asia and Europe) and SSO Camber Choir.
In addition to being a regular student of Evelyn Tubb, Svein Bjørkøy and Torgun Birkeland during her years as as student, Elin has taken part in masterclasses and had regular coaching with teachers such as Barbara Bonney, Ian Partridge, Barbara Schlick, Montserrat Figueras, Peter Harvey, Dietrich Henschel, Randi Stene, Susanna Eken and Jeffrey Gall.
Elin has received numeral prizes and scholarships, such as the Culture Scholarship of the City of Stavanger (twice), Rogaland Fylkeskommunes Kulturstipend, Sandnes Sparebanks Musikkpris, Gjesdal Kommunes Kulturstipend and several scholarships from FFUK (Foundation for performing artists), Statens Kunstnerstipend, Sine Butenschøn and Skibsreder Tom Wilhelmsens Stiftelse.