Belgian soprano Fleur Strijbos (°1997) is a passionate and versatile singer. Fleur has gained experience in Lied, opera, oratorio and contemporary repertoire.
At the age of 18, she was admitted to the class of soprano Anne Cambier at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. In June 2020, she obtained her Master's Degree ‘Magna Cum Laude’ in ‘Performing Arts – Vocal Studies’.
During the academic year of 2020-2021, Fleur specialized her technical and musical skills with a postgraduate course ‘Vocal Studies’ at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of Professor Barbara Bonney and Gaiva Bandzinaite. For her studies Fleur was generously supported by the Mitialto Foundation and vzw SWUK Vlaanderen.
Fleur won the second prize with 'greatest distinction' at the 'Lions Club National Music Competition for Singers 2022’ in Belgium.
Fleur is passionate about Liedkunst. Liedkunst is a more intimate way of making music where poems are put to music and then performed by a classical singer and pianist.
In November 2020, she performed a ‘Lied recital’ together with pianist Simon De Paepe on the stage of the Antwerp Opera as part of Antwerpen Liedfest Next Generation.
In 2021, Fleur was selected as a 'Young talent' of Gent Festival Flanders who supported her career with a portfolio, an online concert and a live ‘Lied recital’ during the festival.
In June 2021, Fleur participated in the 'Puccini Festival Academy 2021' where she enjoyed master classes by Renata Scotto, Cesare Scarton, Marco Voleri, Clarry Bartha and Massimo Iannone. Thanks to this academy, Fleur participated in the opera production of Turandot and concerts of the 'Puccini Festival 2021' in Italy.
Fleur Strijbos is artist in residence of the vzw SWUK Vlaanderen for 2022 and 2023.