I am passionate about teaching singing, and with over 20 years experience singing with great artists such as Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Sarah Connelly, Katarina Karneus, Hillevi Martinpelto, Bejun Mehta, Joyce di Donatao and Vesselina Kasarova, to name only a few, I understand the demands of the modern performer and what he or she needs to survive in the world of music.
Let me take my passion and my experience and turn it into your success as a singer and true artist!
I have had two important mentors in my life:
W. Stephen Smith (Steve), author of The Naked Voice: A Wholistic Approach to Singing (Oxford University Press), has been an inspiration to me since I first met him in 2014. I try to visit him as often as I can at Northwestern University near Chicago and observe his teaching. www.wstephensmith.com
The other is Janice L.Chapman, author of Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice (Plural Publishing Inc) with whom I have worked in her intensive teaching programmes since 2015.http://www.janicechapman.co.uk
These wonderful people have helped me focus my methods and I have seen the benefits which their clear idea of technique have had on my students through the methodical and consistent nature of the work that I do with them. Their growing understanding of how their voice best works gives them more confidence in their vocal development and as an artist.
In my studio I prepare young students for conservatory entry examinations, I have many young professionals who are starting to make a career for themselves and a growing number of more established singers who need to rework certain aspects of their technique.
If you feel that you lack stamina; find the top of your voice difficult; lack strength in the middle and bottom register; if your voice wobbles or has a tremolo; or you just need an objective opinion regarding your sound and technique; these are all things I can help you with.
I teach Voice at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague in The Netherlands since my appointment in 2017 and work with an amazing team of teachers there, and since 2018 have been responsible for Opera Projects at the conservatoire https://www.koncon.nl/docenten/catrin-wyn-davies
In addition, I frequently give lectures and master classes on the subject of Autonomy in Practice for Singers in Stockholm(Sweden) Reykjavik (Iceland) and Cluj (Romania).
My studio is in Antwerp, Belgium. I speak Welsh, English, reasonable Italian, decent Dutch and some French.
You only have one voice and it needs to last for as long as possible. Let me help give you a lifelong technique that you will be able to rely upon no matter what throws at you.
Please see contact page. Thanks and I look forward to helping you!