"Ruth invites the audience to come close, to experience, to imagine, with glorious evocations of lives and places that jump out of the past and chime effortlessly with the here and now" (Bratton Clovelly Festival)
Hein Boterberg is
currently Head of Music at the International Opera Academy in Ghent (Belgium) and visiting coach & repetiteur at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
In the Royal Opera House La Monnaie in Brussels, he assisted Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna and worked in productions with singers such as Susan Graham, José van Dam, Jonas Kaufmann and Joseph Calleja. He has also played for conductors such as Kazushi Ono and Alessandro de Marchi. In addition to this, he has worked with singers for the Filharmonie, the Flemish Radio Choir, the Flemish Opera, Covent Garden, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the Collegium Vocale, Gent.
Hein has always had a special affinity with the song repertoire. In song recitals, he has played in Europe, Asia and Australia. He accompanied Jonathan Lemalu and Sandra Martinovic at the Wigmore Hall in London and played live for them on BBC Radio 3.
Ruth and Hein enjoy devising themed song recital programmes, bringing the repertoire to life for new audiences. They are currently talking bookings for their new programme "Twilight Fancies".
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Ruth Hopkins read
Music at Oxford University and won the Dame Felicity Lott Bursary.
She now performs extensively across the UK, both as a soloist and with K'antu Ensemble.
International engagements include Göttingen International Handel Festival’s Historische Reihe Series, the Liszt Academy Museum and Zsolnay Cultural Quarter (Hungary), Port Cultural Cetate (Romania) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt).
Ruth has premiered works by Kerry Andrew (Cheltenham Festival), Nicholas Stuart (Leeds Lieder Festival), Robert Szymanek and Phillip Venables (LSO St Lukes).
She has broadcast live on Radio 3 from the Southbank Centre and recorded two albums with K’antu Ensemble, Dancing & the Divine and Gusto, which featured in Early Music Today Magazine.