TURIYA HAUDENHUYSE

Vocal coach

Turiya is a Belgian singer and vocal coach with Indian roots. Since 2011 she has lived abroad (Switzerland, London, Berlin, Netherlands, Valencia) for her studies and performances as a freelance classical singer. From 2020 she will return to Belgium to expand her passion for coaching singers at Mind The Voice.

Passionate about music, singing and playing instruments have always been a main focus in her life, alongside dance and art. She started her musical training as a pianist and violinist, and in addition to classical singing she also was trained in jazz singing at the Art Academy in Knokke-Heist. She was lead singer in several bands & singer-songwriter.

In 2016 she obtained a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, in 2014 a Master in Concert Interpretation from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, and in 2011 a Bachelor Singing from the LUCA School of Arts, Leuven.

Her experience at various conservatories taught her not only about the voice, but also about the importance of body awareness as a singer with methods such as the Alexander technique. She always sees the voice in its entirety, our instrument is our whole body & mind, her holistic view is consistent with the Mind The Voice philosophy.

Due to the many performances all over Europe and dealing with high-pressure situations on stage, she is very fascinated with dealing with performance anxiety, mindfulness, and how to keep the voice healthy during long tours.

REFERENCES

MUSIC

  • Freelance singer since 2016 (Grand Theater Luxembourg, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Opéra de Lausanne, Kursaal Oostende, Chassée Breda, Stadschouwburg Utrecht, Britten Theater London, …)
  • Prize best Opera of the Year “A Quiet Place” by Magazine Place de l’Opera
  • New York Times critical acclaim for performance of role of Dinah in “Trouble in Tahiti” with the Dutch National Opera & Ballet (2018)
  • Front singer various bands
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Prize Winner Audience Award in various competitions; 3rd Berliner International Competition, Concours de Kattenburg, New Tenuto Competition

COACHING

  • Mind The Voice Authorized Vocal Coach since 2020
  • Private vocal coaching classical singing

EDUCATION

  • Training Vocal coach in the Mind The Voice method
  • Course The Art of Teaching, Royal College of Music London 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in Singing, LUCA School of Arts, Leuven (2008-2011)
  • Higher degree, Piano & Ensemble, Municipal Conservatory of Bruges (2008)
  • Private violin lessons, C. Moerman (1996-2003)
  • Jazz singing, Academy of the arts Knokke Heist (2007-2008)
  • Master in Concert Performance, Voice, Haute Ecole de Musique Lausanne (2011-
    2013)
  • Master in Vocal Performance, Royal College of Music, London (2014-2016)
  • Festival Aix-en-Provence Vocal Residency (2019)
  • Reiki Course Grade I, (2010, Reliance Institute Wevelgem)
  • EFRT Energy Field Reposition Therapy/Heart Empowerment course (Dr. Dingjin Huang, 2009)
  • NeuroMovement for Whole Body Fitness Online Course, A. Beirnat (2020)
  • EFT Emotional Freedom Technique course, The Tapping World Summit (2017)
  • Private courses & workshops classical singing (Performance Mastery)
  • Workshop Berlin, Oxford Lieder Mastercourse, La Roche d’Hys Académie, NOS
  • London, International Singing Academy Tuscany, Indemini Festival, …)
  • Jazz & Classical ballet, Tamara Jackson (1995-2003)