Clint van der Linde

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Born  in South Africa, Clint van der Linde started singing at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School aged ten. In 1996 he was offered an International Scholarship to spend a year at Eton College during which he was offered the Queen Mother, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for a four year B-Mus degree at the RCM, London. After completing his BMus in 2001, he was offered a Martin Harris Scholarship to complete his Post Graduate Diploma. During his studies Clint had master classes with  Anthony Rolf J
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ohnson, Roger Vignoles, Sarah Walker, Michael Chance and James Bowman.   Clint has performed in concert halls throughout Europe, the US,  Australia and Japan, in venues such as Carnegie Hall (US), the Lincoln Centre (US), Tanglewood (US) The Suntory Hall (Japan), Het Concertgebouw  Amsterdam, Bozar (Brussels), the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, St Martins in the Fields and the Crown Hall in Jerusalem, in festivals such as the Edinburgh Festival, the Bach Festpiele in Leipzig, the Handel Festspiele in Halle, the Bad Kissinger Sommer Festspiele and the Ludwigsburger Festspiele and the Mostly Mozart festival in New York. Staged performances  including theatres across the United Kingdom, La Monnaie, Brussels, the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen and Bielefeld Opera.   With groups and Orchestras such as The Academy of Ancient Music, The Göttingen Festspiele Orchestra, Il Fondamento, the Hanover Band, the Israel Camerata, the King`s Consort, the London Handel Orchestra, Le Musiche Nove, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Camerata, Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque(US) and Bach Collegium Japan. Conductors include Frieder Bernius, Stephen Cleobury, Lawrence Cummings, Paul Dombrecht, Nicholas McGegan, Wolfgang Katchner, Gerhard Korsten, Nicholas Kraemer, Stephen Layton, Sir Roger Norrington, Kazushi Ono, Peter Schreier, Masaaki Suzuki, and Jan Willem de Vriend.   His operatic  roles include Oberon A Midsummer Night`s Dream, title roles in Handel`s Flavio, Ottone, and Lotario, Tolomeo, Rinaldo, Orlando, Cavalli's Jasone. Other Handel roles are Andronico, Tamerlano, Judas in the Brockes Passion, and Arsemenes, Xerxes, Dardanus Amadigi, Narciso and Ottone Agrippina. Non-Handel roles include  Fernando  in Conti's Don Chischotte in Sierra Morena, the Gardian of the Threshold  in Richard Strauss' Die Frau Ohne Schatten.   Recent and upcoming engagements include a.o. Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Apollo in Britten’s Death in Venice (Bielefeld).
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