Anneke Freeland, Mezzo-Soprano began her vocal training at the Conservatoire in Brussels, followed by two years in Rome. As a part time student at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama she obtained the Licentiate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama Performance Diploma. She also holds the Teaching Certificate of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Her knowledge of languages, helped by the fact that she was educated in The Netherlands and Belgium have stood her in very good stead as a singer and teacher.
Anneke has made numerous appearances as a soloist with choirs and as a Lieder and Aria Singer both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Her love for the international song repertoire will always be close to her heart as Art Song requires the ability to tell a story in a few minutes.
Anneke began her teaching career in May 1998 and teaches on a one to one basis but also gives workshops and coaches choirs.
In March 2007, Exeter University invited Anneke as part of their Music Learning Programme to teach their students on a one to one basis. Twelve years on, she still enjoys teaching the Exeter students and her private students as much as when she started. Her Exeter students in the Drama Department are taught primarily in the Musical Theatre style.
Her passion is to see voices being released as she understands the effect this may have on the person singing.
Anneke's second instrument is piano.