About Ina

Although Ina Boersma initially trained as an organist (by Bert Matter, graduating in 1989), she continued her musical career as a singer and studied with Elisabeth Cooymans and Meinard Kraak. In addition, she followed also lessons with Max van Egmond, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Farrington, Alison Pearce and Peter Nilsson. At the moment she is coached by Marcel Reijans, Marion van den Akker and Paul Triepels.

She has performed in Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, B Minor Mass, and several cantatas, Handel’s Messiah, but also in Verdi’s  Requiem, Nabucco (Fenena), and I Lombardi (Viclinda and Sofia), Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Elgar’s The Music Makers, Szymanowsky’s   Stabat Mater and Shostakovich’s  Jewish Folk Poetry.

The timbre of the voice is warm. When she won te Rabobank Mayor de Bruin prize in December 2008, the jury praised the large range, dynamism and theatricality.

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 14:00: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 (Weihnachtsoratorium) by  J.S. Bach.  With the Velper Bach Ensemble conducted by Frank Litjens at the  Martinikerk (Martin’s church) in Doesburg.

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 19:30: Christmasconcert with the Meetingchoir (Ontmoetingskoor) conducted by Jacob Dubbeldam and with Frank van Merwijk (organ) in the de Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Visitatiekerk (The church of Our Lady of the Visitation) in Velp (Gld).

Saturday 21 March 2020, time TBA: “Behind the lines” by Carl Wittrock (Memorial Concert) conducted by Ben Simmes in Doetinchem.

Reviews

Messa da Requiem (G. Verdi):

(…) Ina Boersma Mezzosopran glänze selbst in den tieferen Lagen weich und rund, gab den Arien strömenden Wohllaut. (…)

[Ina Boersma mezzo soprano shone even in the lower register soft and round, gave the arias flowing euphony]  

Source: Aachener Nachrichten by Gitte Schorn, 20-02-06: Performance with the choir Collegium Musicum, Choir and orchestra of the Delft Student Association conducted by Hubert Pittie.

Alto Rhapsody (J. Brahms), Ständchen (F. Schubert), Voce di Donna (A. Ponchielli):

(…) De alt Ina Boersma zong de Alt Rhapsodie, het charmante Ständchen van Schubert en de aria ‘Voce di Donna’ uit La Gioconda van Ponchielli heel toegewijd. Ze heeft een aangename, warme stem die mooi mengde met de koorklank, met het vermogen de luisteraar in het hart te raken. (…)

[The alto Ina Boersma sang Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, the charming ‘Ständchen’ by Schubert and the aria “Voce di Donna” from the opera La Giaconda by Ponchielli, very dedicated. She has a pleasant warm voice that blended nicely with the choral sound, with the ability to touch the listener into the heart]

Source: Eindhovens Dagblad by Marjolein Sengers, 10-12-09: Performance with male choir ‘La Bonne Espérance’ conducted by Frans van de Goor.

St. Matthew Passion (J.S. Bach):

(…) Van de ‘nieuwkomers’ maakt Ina Boersma veel indruk. Haar stem, klankkleur komen uit de diepte, vanuit haar ziel, wat de inhoud nog meer betekenis geeft. (…)

[Of ‘the newcomers’ Ina Boersma makes very much impression. Her voice, timbre coming from the depths of her soul, which gives the content even more meaning]

Source:  Leidsch Dagblad by Lidy van der Spek, 18-04-14: Performance with C.O.V. Ex Animo conducted by Wim de Ru.