Elea Bekkers

mezzo-soprano – peformer – creator

Elea Bekkers

Elea is a mezzo-soprano, an actress, a text writer and a music teacher. After finishing her classical singing studies with honours in 2015 at the Utrecht Conservatory, she expanded her skills towards theatre and film acting in Vienna. Nowadays she works together with Niels Hak under the collective Staatsgreep, 

she sings and plays on stages and teaches singing, acting and writing. In her autonomous work as a creator and writer, Elea explores the boundaries of her voice, the concert space and what music could mean. She questions the assumptions and the borders within and between musical genres.

Agenda

  • 30 jan 2021

    Live online interview ‘KomNaDeMarkt’
    Elea will be a guest on the online talkshow KomNaDeMarkt by Oscar Kocken Tickets/info

  • 24 dec 2020

    Intimate backyard christmas concert
    Live christmas concert in the intimate setting of private back gardens Tickets/info

  • 23 nov 2020

    Musical accompaniment to funeral
    Comforting music for an intimate farewell service at burial site IJsselhof in Gouda

Education

In her teaching practice, Elea still has room for new singing students.

She focuses her lessons on what the student can already do and what they still want to learn. She listens to the unique quality of their voice and, together with the student, explores the many possible colors that their voice can express. By means of a combination of music that the student likes to listen to or sing, and music that invites a new quality of the voice, the student learns to use their own voice in a healthy and confident manner.

Vocal technique is not a dogma for Elea: there is not a single correct way or style of singing. With good knowledge and grasp of the own voice one can go in all conceivable directions with vocal expression and continue to do so, without effort and without damaging the voice.

 

Contemporary art

As capitalism is driving the world into the abyss and to exist is to experience an existential crisis, it is time to look through new eyes. It is time for a fresh breath of air through the dutch, european and global cultural landscape. No more conventions, sitting in your red velvet chair for one-and-a-half hours, no more taboos surrounding identity and mental health. It is time to be frank with one another and to stop concealing personal and global problems for the sake of keeping up appearances. It is time for a new sound; it is time for STAATSGREEP.

Kaap die goeie Koop, Silbersee and Gouden Haas
Voyons… en vain pour éviter – Carmen. Piano: Laurens de Man Sound: Gagi Petrovic
Silent singing lesson with Elea