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Ilse Eerens

  • Soprano


At the age of 14 Ilse Eerens began her studies at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain. On completion of her studies she was accepted to the New Opera Academy (Amsterdam/The Hague) in 2002, and graduated with her bachelors and Masters degrees in 2004 with Jard van Nes.

In 2003 Miss Eerens was awarded first prize in the Euriade Vocal Contest in Kerkrade and in September 2004 she was the recipient the Arleen Auger prize in the International Vocal Competition in S-Hertogenbosch, being awarded a special distinction for the finalist who excelled in all the three categories of Opera, Oratorio and Lieder. In 2006 Miss Eerens was also awarded the Culture Prize for Interpretation from Youth and Music Flandres, and was awarded the 3rd prize at the ARD vocal competition.