Biography

 

Elin Aase is a lyrical Norwegian mezzosoprano (Zwischenfach) specialized in baroque and classical repertoire. She studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) in addition to the Music Conservatory of Stavanger and Academy of Music in Oslo. She is widely used as a soloist in oratorios and orchestral concerts in addition to a broad experience as a chamber music singer.

Elin has sung as a solist with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Sandnes Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Cathedral Choir, Stavanger Cathedral Choir, Kongsberg Kantori, Borg Bach Choir and Tromsø Cathedral Choir. She's sung in countries such as Poland, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. Together with the pianist Ida Mo Schanche she's performed a wide range of repertoire spanning from Haydn via Mahler and Wagner to Britten and Poulenc. Luciano Berio is also amongst her favorite composers having performed his Sequentia for voice several times.

 

Elin has a voice of large tessitura and ease for coloratura. At Schola Cantorum Basiliensis she was part of the opera class, with which she sang the title role in the opera Cecchina performed at Teater Basel in collaboration between the theatre and SCB. Elin also has wide experience as a chorister singing in chamber choirs such as Kor Vest (Bergen), SSO Chamber Choir), World Voices and World Youth Choir.

 

During her years as a student she studied with Evelyn Tubb (SCB), Svein Bjørkøy (Norwegian Music Academy) and Torgun Birkeland (Stavanger). She's taken part in masterclasses with teachers such as Barbara Schlick, Ian Partridge, Dietrich Henschel, Jeffrey Gall and Randi Stene. She studied for a while privately with Barbara Bonney in Salzbury and today she studies privately at the David L. Jones studio in New York.  

Elin har received numerous of grand scholarships and grants such as from the City of Stavanger, County of Rogaland, Sandnes Sparebank, Fund for Norwegian Performing Artists, State Art Scholarships, Sine Butenschøn and Tom Wilhemsen.