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Emma Posman*

Belgian soprano Emma Posman was born in 1994 and studied singing with Hendrickje Van Kerckhove at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent. Since 2017 she has been a member of the MM Academy of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Together with the pianist Bert De Rycke she completed the one-year programme of the Udo Reinemann International Masterclass for lieder recitalists and pianists. She has also taken part in masterclasses with Barbara Bonney, Edda Moser, Bernarda Fink, Anne Sofie von Otter, Roger Vignoles, Olaf Bär, Claudia Visca, Valerie Girard, Zeger Vandersteene, Christianne Stotijn and others.

As a concert artist Emma Posman has performed sacred works by Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Fauré. In March 2018 she sang the soprano solo in Vaughan Williams’s Third Symphony with the Flemish Symphony Orchestra. Among the operatic roles that she sang during her years as a student are Sandrina (La finta giardiniera), the Princess (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Flora (The Turn of the Screw), the Second Woman and First Witch (Dido and Aeneas) and Damigella (L’incoronazione di Poppea). In 2019 she will be appearing at the Monnaie in Benjamin Attahir’s new opera Le Silence des ombres, in which she will sing a Sister of Palomides and a Servant.

Emma Posman has won prizes in several international competitions, including the Renata Tebaldi Competition, the Bell’Arte Competition, the Triomphe de l’art Competition and the Honda Competition for Classical Music. She was also a finalist in the Voix Nouvelles Competition and the Maria Caniglia Competition.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Emma Posman is singing the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute for Children.

Current as of July 2018

Emma Posman*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Emma Posman*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Emma Posman*