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Dutch mezzo-soprano Rosanne van Sandwijk studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Roberta Alexander and graduated "Cum Laude". Awards include the “Grachtenfestivalprijs” 2014 and the Oratorio Prize, the Staetshuys Fonds Prize and the Prize of the Dutch National Opera at the 2010 International Vocal Competition s’Hertogenbosch. Currently she is coached by Margreet Honig and Anne Sofie von Otter.

Recent highlights include 2nd Lady/Die Zauberflöte at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro at the Angers Nantes Opera, Berio’s Folk Songs with Het Gelders Orkest, her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Bach’s Magnificat under the baton of Iván Fischer, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 with Het Gelders Orkest under Claus Peter Flor, Berlioz’ Les nuits d'été with Sinfonia Rotterdam, Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem and solo concerts with Concerto Köln in Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany.

With the Orchestra of the 18th Century, she has performed several Mozart productions, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino and the Mass in C.

Between 2013 and 2015, Rosanne van Sandwijk was ensemble member at Theater Kiel, singing roles such as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Venus in Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Frau Reich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Flora in La Traviata, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Olga in Eugene Onegin.

At De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, she has appeared in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, under the baton of Marc Minkowski, and as Flowermaiden and 2nd Esquire in Parsifal, conducted by Marc Albrecht and 2nd Nymph in a new production of Rusalka, conducted by Jakub Hrůša.

Ms van Sandwijk’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach’s Passions and cantatas to the main oratorios by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven and Duruflé, which she has performed with ensembles like the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Concerto d’ Amsterdam, Orchestre national d’Île de France, Camerata Salzburg, Les Musiciens du Louvre and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors she has worked with include Paul McCreesh, Anthony Hermus, Jan Willem de Vriend, Louis Langrée, Markus Stenz and the late Sir Colin Davis.

A gifted recitalist, she is a frequent guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with pianists including Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake and Kristian Bezuidenhout. She performed at the Mannahan and Chipping Campden Festivals with Julius Drake and, more recently, at the Risør Festival in Norway. As a former Lauréat of the Académie Européenne de Musique in Aix-en-Provence she has also appeared in Paris, Dijon, Lille, Aix-en-Provence.

Engagements in the season 2020/21 include Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Symphony no 9, the latter conducted by Sir Mark Elder, both with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Philharmonie Zuidnederland.



Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Kristian Bezuidenhout - fortepiano

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: J.S. Bach, Hohe Messe, Agnus Dei (Alt aria)

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, KV. 505, Ch'io mi scordi di te

Live recording 2014

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, KV. 523, Abendempfindung

Live recording 2014

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte, Ah, scostati!... Smanie implacabili

Live recording 2013

ROSANNE VAN SANDWIJK: W.A. Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte, È amore un ladroncello

Live recording 2013

"Rosanne Van Sandwijk a joué avec conviction le rôle de Chérubin, que Patrice Caurier et Moshe Leiser ont particulièrement soigné du point de vue dramatique. Vocalement non seulement elle a fait un sans-faute lors de ses deux morceaux de bravoure, attendus par le public, mais elle a donné les répliques aux chanteurs sur scène avec autorité et bonne connaissance du rôle."
Webtheatre, Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro, Angers Nantes Opéra, Nantes, March 2017
“[...]tonight’s recital, which threatened to be a disappointment because of the withdrawal of Angelika Kirchschlager, turned out instead to be a stunning occasion. Kirchschlager’s replacement was mezzo soprano Rosanne van Sandwijk[...] Her talent has attracted the attention of no less a musician than Julius Drake who had no hesitation in recommending her to the Festival organisers.

Rosanne van Sandwijk engaged one’s attention from the start […] This was lieder singing at its very finest which encompassed subtle variations in tone without ever straying from the overall clash of hope and despair the work engendered."
Seen and Heard International, Chipping Campden Festival - Recital with Julius Drake, May 2016

Rosanne van Sandwijk

Photo Credit: Annelies van der Vegt

Rosanne van Sandwijk

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Rosanne van Sandwijk

Photo Credit: Annelies van der Vegt

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