About me

Indonesian-born Soprano Erika Tandiono specialises in music from the 16th to the 18th century and is praised for her “bell-clear” voice, virtuosity and excellent musical ornaments. The highlights of her engagements in 2022 include a CD production and debut in Wigmore Hall (London) with the award winning Ensemble Vox Luminis.

Since her move to Germany in late 2018, Erika collaborates regularly with various vocal ensembles and chamber music ensembles, such as Weser-Renaissance Bremen, European Hanse-Ensemble, Cappella Sagittariana Dresden, PRISMA, Musica getutscht, Geigenconsort Bremen and Capella Jenensis. This year she also had the pleasure to perform in concerts with Ensemble Café Zimmermann and {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna. Erika performs internationally in music festivals, such as Musikfest Bremen, Festival Stuttgart Barock (DE), Festival de Pâques, Festival de Saintes (FR), Misteria Paschalia Festival (PL) and Organs of the Ballarat Goldsfields Festival (AU), to name a few.

In 2020 she received the Bovicelli Young Talent Award for her own diminution in the Bovicelli Competition, a competition focusing on the late Renaissance and early Baroque vocal diminutions. Erika has performed as a soloist with some of the most distinguished ensembles and orchestras in Australia, such as the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Chamber choir and Ludovico’s Band. She was the soprano soloist in a number of oratorio performances with the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra between 2015 and 2018, such as The Messiah (Händel), St. John Passion and Mass in B minor (J. S. Bach). Her operatic roles include The Second Woman from Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), La Poésie from Les Arts Florissants (M-A. Charpentier) and Die Zweite Dame from The Magic Flute (Mozart). She has recorded CDs for the labels of Ricercar, Arcantus and Move Records. From 2015 until 2018 she held the position of the Principal Soprano at the Scots’ Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia.

Erika completed in 2022 her Master’s degree studies of Early Music (Voice) at the University of Arts Bremen under the tutelage of Prof. Benno Schachtner, Bettina Pahn and Gerd Türk. She has also participated in masterclasses with other mentors such as Manfred Cordes, Alessandro Quarta, Dame Emma Kirkby and Ulrike Hofbauer. In 2012 she studied Historical Gesture under Helga Hill, a recipient of the Order of Australia medal. Before deciding to come to Germany in 2018 to pursue her passion in Early Music more deeply, Erika worked as dental assistant alongside her work as a freelance singer and a voice teacher in Melbourne, Australia. Together with other Indonesian musicians based in Europe, Erika wishes to introduce Baroque Singing to the Indonesian classical music community.


Last time updated in July 2022.

 


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