Specialization: contemporary and old classical music

In singing, my first love is early music. From medieval to renaissance to baroque, it’s close to my heart. During my education, I followed masterclasses and worked with several early music specialists (Rebecca Stewart, Jos van Veldhoven, Marius van Altena). This style of music fits my voice very well and I love exploring it.

My other area of focus is the contemporary classical repertoire. Contemporary classical music is something most people find difficult and strange. However, when daunting at first, modern music can be very interesting and diverse once explored further. By presenting the music in an original and engaging way, I hope to achieve that people enjoy experiencing contemporary classical music.


Multimedia performances

In my performances I regularly use other art forms like paintings or videos, dance and original programme leaflets. Using less common and interesting instruments makes attending a live-performance very interesting as well. Usually I combine both modern and old music, to create a nice flow, and a balance between agitation and relaxation.


Concert soprano

I’m available as a solo soprano for concerts as well. I regularly perform as a soloist with choirs and orchestras. You can book me for lots of styles and combinations. For more information about availability, prices and repertoire selection, you can contact me via email.


Repertoire list

Harma sang and played the following roles:

Inanna Louis Andriessen (role: Inanna)
The Golden Vanity Banjamin Britten (role: Cabinboy)
Pontormo Niels Berentsen (role: Pontormo’s Spiegelbeeld)
Alzheimer Chiel Meijering (role: Zuster)

Harma was soprano soloist in these oratorios:

Matthaeuspassion Bach
Weihnachtsoratorium Bach
Jephta Carissimi
Die Jahreszeiten Haydn
Die Schoepfung Haydn
Requiem Fauré
Messe Basse Fauré
In the beginning Copland
The Messiah Händel
Stabat Mater Pergolesi
Requiem Duruflé
Magnificat Rutter
Te Deum Charpentier
Cantica de Santo Benedicto De Haan

A selection of songs:

Wolf Moerike-Lieder
Italienisches Liederbuch
Spanisches Liederbuch
Poulenc La courte paille
Fiancailles pour rire
Britten Folk Songs
Cabaret Songs
Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
Schumann Liederkreis
Schubert Suleika I & II
Debussy Beau Soir, Nuit d’étoiles, Les cloches, etc.
Mozart Various songs
Fauré Various songs
Kurtág Drei alte Inschriften
Scenes from a Novel
Grieg Various songs

A small selection of old music:

Vivaldi (cantates)
Era la notte quando i suoi splendori
Amor hai vinto
Händel Mi palpita il cor
Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
Scarlatti Soccoretemi
Monteverdi Lamento della Ninfa
Purcell From rosy bowers
The Plaint (The Fairy Queen)
From silent shades
O solitude
Dido’s lament (Dido and Aeneas)
Sweeter than Roses
Solage En l’amoureux vergier
S’Aincy estoit
Binchois Adieu, adieu
Dunstable Sub tuam protectionem
Sancta Dei Genitrix
Quam Pulcra Es

A selection of contemporary repertoire:

Webern Opus 12
Opus 13
8 frühe Lieder
Berg Sieben Frühe Lieder
Kurtág Scenes from a novel
Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
Manca Il terzo congegno del sole passante
Pappalardo A Passage to more than India
Karaferi Thalassa tou proiou
Gaskill Gedichten voor Shiva
Bolcom Cabaret Songs
Currie Death
Ford Songs on texts of Dylan Thomas
Podlipny Starry night
Stravinsky The Owl and the Pussycat
Ami bien cher
Smirnov Liederen
Firssova Liederen
Auvinen Facta
De Roo Worüber man nicht reden kann, davon muss man schweigen
Nasopoulou Rodia = So4H2