To whom Art is life, his life is a great form of Art.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

About me


Indonesian-born soprano Erika Tandiono completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Australia). In 2018 she moved to Germany to undertake further studies in Historical Performance Practice (under Bettina Pahn, Prof. Benno Schachtner and Gerd Türk) at the Hochschule für Künste (University of Arts) Bremen. She has worked and learned with some of the world’s finest Early Music specialists including William Dongois, Alessandro Quarta, Ulrike Hofbauer, Emma Kirkby and Manfred Cordes.

As a soloist, she regularly appears in concerts across Australia and Europe. Erika has cooperated with the European Hanse-Ensemble, Bremer Baroque Consort, Australian Chamber Choir, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Ludovico's Band. She has also been invited to a number of music festivals, such as the Solec nad Wisła Festival of Classical Music (Poland), the Bremen Stadtmusikanten Plus Festival (Germany), the Southern Grampians Promenade of Sacred Music and the Ballarat Goldsfields Organ Festival (Australia).

Some of her performance highlights include Händel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, the role of Regio Fasto from A. Scarlatti's San Casimiro, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Brahms’ Requiem and Bach’s St John PassionMass in B MinorMagnificat as well as a number of his cantatas. Additionally, she has performed the operatic roles of La Poésie (M-A. Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants), the Second Woman (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) and the Second Lady (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte).

With her own diminutions, Erika was awarded the Bovicelli Young Talent Award at the 2020 Bovicelli Competition (Germany). In 2021, alongside Ensemble Thamyris, she will compete at the final round of the Förderpreis Alte Musik Competition in Saarland (Germany).

From 2015 until 2018 she held the esteemed position of the Principal Soprano at the Scots' Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia.


A more elaborate Curriculum Vitae with a repertoire list can be provided upon request.