Belgian soprano Fleur Strijbos received her education from Barbara Bonney at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and Anne Cambier at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, earning the highest distinction for her master's recital. Her studies were generously supported by the Mitialto Foundation, Stichting Robus, and vzw SWUK Vlaanderen.
As a young master, Fleur has already achieved several notable accomplishments. She received the second prize with the highest distinction at the 'Lions Club National Music Competition for Singers 2022' in Belgium and participated in the 'Puccini Festival Academy 2021,' where she was invited to perform concerts during the festival. Fleur was also a young talent of Belgian festivals such as Liedfest Antwerp 2020 and Gent Festival Flanders 2021. Currently, she is an artist in residence of vzw SWUK Flanders for the years 2022 and 2023.
Liedkunst has been Fleur's passion throughout her studies and starting career. Under the guidance of Lucienne Van Deyck and Jozef De Beenhouwer, Fleur completed her final degree in Liedkunst with the greatest distinction. In November 2020, she made her debut on the stage of the Opera in Antwerp with pianist Simon De Paepe as part of Antwerp Liedfest 'Next Generation'. In September 2021, she was gifted ‘Lied Recital’ as ‘Young Talent’ of the Gent Festival of Flanders.
In 2022, Fleur formed a Liedduo with pianist Babette Craens named "Duo Fleur Strijbos & Babette Craens." The duo was selected for the Udo Reinemann Masterclasses Liedduo 2022-2023 and performs both nationally and internationally. Their debut concert took place in March 2023 during Beaujean-live 'Young Masters'. Fleur and Babette are a dynamic duo that find each other in all facets of the Lied repertoire and enjoy taking the audience into their own world by making the repertoire their own.