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Elly Ameling Contact


Addresses: Record company–Harmonia Mundi USA, 2037 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025,
Phone: (310) 478-1311 Fax: (310) 996-1389
E-mail: info-usa@harmoniamundi.com.

 

Elly Ameling Biography


Born Elisabeth Sarah Ameling, February 8, 1938 in Rotterdam, Netherlands; studied voice with several Dutch teachers, including Jo Bollenkamp; later studied in Paris with Pierre Bernac. Education: studied voice with several Dutch teachers, including Jo Bollenkamp; later studied in Paris with Pierre Bernac.

Ameling’s recording career began in the mid-1960s when she made a series of recordings for the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label. The albums were notable for a variety of reasons. Andrew Porter of the New York Observer described them as “intimate, gentle, communicative, bold, passionate, or twinkling where necessary; never forced, never exaggerated in expression and with a kind of freshness of discovery that brings each song to life.” On them Ameling showed her ability to sing in a broad palette of musical styles.

 

Elly Ameling Details


Elly AmelingThe world of the song recital has been endlessly enriched by the art of Elly Ameling. Though she has performed in opera, Ameling has chosen the concert platform and the recital stage as the main focus of her performing career, now well into its fourth decade.

Elly Ameling was trained in her native Holland, where she gave her first important recital in 1961 in Amsterdam. She was highly influenced early on by the great French baritone Pierre Bernac. He instilled in her a love of song. Ameling is a natural linguist and her pronunciation and understanding of French, German, Italian and English have allowed her to program a wide variety of repertoire throughout her long career.

Almost always an exclusive Philips artist, Elly Ameling has recorded a stunning array of songs and concert literature both with orchestra and with her favoured pianist Dalton Baldwin.

Elly Ameling has received numerous honours included the Knight of the Order of Organje Nassau in 1971.