‣ soprano

I’m a classically trained soprano mainly working and focusing on contemporary music. I’m currently studying with Danish Soprano Henriette Bonde-Hansen and have earlier been studying and taking masterclasses with Bodil Øland (DK), Gregory Lamar (US), Rebecca Berg (US / IT), Kirsten Buhl Møller (DK), Eugenia Visconti (GER) and Reinaldo Macias (CU/US)

In fall 2020 I’ll have my debut from the Danish National Academy of Music in Odense and will be premiering a new composition: ‘Kun Stemmen bliver tilbage’ for percussion and soprano by Danish composer Signe Lykke with words by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad translated into Danish by Shadi Angelina Bazeghi!

‣ selected soloist performances

Liebestod – en Opera:tion by Ope-n Project, Sofia Jernberg & Henrik Strindberg @ Copenhagen Operahouse
One world above by composer Lil Lacy w. Aarhus Sinfonietta @ Musikhuset
Moonologue by Kølbæk & Vindelev @ Louisiana Museum, Khio Oslo & Henie Onstad
Messias i Nat by MA Archive @ Husets Teater, Maria Kirke
Reformation by Vontrapp og Teatret Møllen @ Haderslev, Roskilde Domkirke & Trinitatis
Leaves by Efterklang & composer Karsten Fundal @ Barbican, Cph Opera Festival, Muziekgebouw
Liquid Rooms by composer Karsten Fundal @ Dok5000, Odense Symfoniorkester

‣ One World Above, Another Below

One world above, another below is a 45 minute chamber opera inspired by journeys abroad; nature and culture, the outer space and the inner person, electronic manipulated field recordings and classical traditions.

The piece is a reflection of one’s own reality in another context.

Composer Lil Lacy collaborated with electronic musician and composer Tobias Sejersdahl to create the electronic composition.

The piece is commissioned by Århus Sinfonietta

Reading the air.
To listen and to respond.
One world above, another below.

Concept and composition: Lil Lacy
Electronic composition: Tobias Sejersdahl
Conductor: Rei Munakata
Soprano soloist: Katinka Fogh Vindelev
Artistic curator: Allan Gravgaard Madsen
Århus Sinfonietta: www.sinfonietta.dk

Spot Festival @ April 2019 / Symphonic Hall / Aarhus / DK

‣ Messias i Nat

Händels Messias i ny fortolkning – et nyskrevet oratorium

Instruktion: LIV HELM

”Se, jeg siger jer en hemmelighed: Vi skal ikke alle sove hen, men vi skal alle forvandles, i ét nu, på et øjeblik, ved den første trompet.

MESSIAS I NAT er et nyskrevet oratorium frit efter Händels klassiske mesterværk MESSIAS. I denne nutidige, rasende og håbefulde fortolkning går fire klassiske sangere samt et kor i dialog med Händels Messias og dets messende budskab om frelsens komme. Fortvivlelsen over verdens tilstand italesættes og vi efterlades med et vovefuldt håb: Messias vil aldrig komme. Vi må selv være Messias, der forandrer alting nu i nat.

Performed from the 1st – 13rd Dec 2018 @ Husets Teater / CPH / DK

‣ Re-formation - A stone from the heart

Re-formation – A stone from the heart (2017) is a theater ritual exploring the church room. The audience is invited to take part of a sonic, visual and performative ritual, where this “now” is enough – and where a breathing space from all of the expectations of wanting more, of being more, of obtaining more, is left behind for a moment.

Re-formation – A stone from the heart is a co-production between Theater Møllen and artist collective Vontrapp. The work is part of the 500 years’ marking of the Reformation, which in Denmark took it’s starting point in Haderslev.

KONCEPT & IDEA / Vontrapp og Teatret Møllen
PERFORMERS/ Connie Tronbjerg, Thomas Jacob Clausen Rønne
SOLO SOPRANO / Katinka Fogh Vindelev
ORGANIST / Jonas Hellesøe Nielsen
CHOIR / The Junior Choir of the Cathedral of Haderslev, Thomas Berg-Juul,
The Cathedral of Roskilde’s children & junior choir, Christa Hauser

‣ Re-formation - A stone from the heart has been performed at

The Cathedral of Haderslev @ SEP 2017, DK
The Cathedral of Roskilde @ SEP 2017, DK
Church of Trinitatis, Copenhagen @ SEP 2017, DK​

‣ Pneumanticks - an audiovisual live performance and installation (2017)

PNEUMATICKS is a cinematic symphonic work about the source and unification of body and soul. In northern Uganda, at the source of the Nile, lives Leotissa Ayelango. She makes pots from two types of soil, that exist on each side of her village, Nyaravur. Blending the soil with the water from the river, shaping it with small fragments of old pots and creating new ones. Her work happens in balance between earth, air, water and fire. Through-composed symphonic work in 4 movements for two cellos, tree singers and one bass clarinet, with individual elements of improvisation. The work is acoustic throughout, but also contains electronically manipulated sounds and effects. The work is a result of close collaboration among the composers and visual artists.

Composition by Signe Lykke & Lil Lacy
Film by Ulrik Heltoft & Ann Sophie von Bülow
Musicians: Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano), Laura Mayer (alto), Simon Rønne Rischel (baritone), Morten Lohmann Sønderskov Jensen (bass clarinet), Soma Allpass (cello) and Lil Lacy (cello)

‣ pneumaticks has been performed at

CLICK festival @ MAY 2017 Helsingør, DK
Maltfabrikken @ JUNE 2017 Ebeltoft, DK
Musikhuset @ OCT 2017 Århus, DK

‣ pneumaticks has been installed at

Maltfabrikken, JUNE 2017, Ebeltoft, DK

‣ leaves - the colour of falling

LEAVES is a genre-crossing operatic production, commissioned for the Copenhagen Opera Festival in 2015. The gala performance of LEAVES took place underground in a huge Cold War-era bunker beneath Copenhagen’s municipal hospital. Once used as a subterranean emergency hospital but long since abandoned, the audience was led through the labyrinthine corridors that have been closed to the public for decades.

The eleven songs comprising LEAVES are composed by Efterklang and Karsten Fundal and directed by Christian Lollike from the theatre Sort/Hvid. English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and set design by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz.

Efterklang and The Happy Hopeless Orchestra are: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano) Morten Grove Frandsen (countertenor) Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano) Nicolai Elsberg (bass)
Casper Clausen (Efterklang) Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang) Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang) Bjarke Mogensen (accordion) Jenny Lüning (bratsch) Josefine Weber (bratsch) Marie Louise Lind (cello) Josefine Opsahl (cello) Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion) Michael Min Knudsen (harmonium, celeste)

‣ LEAVES - The Colour of Falling has been performed at

Atomkælderen, Copenhagen Opera Festival, AUG 2015, Copenhagen, DK

Store Vega, FEB 2017, Copenhagen, DK
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress @ FEB 2017, Uppsala, SWE
Cross Linx, Muziekgebouw @ MAR 2017, Eindhoven, NL
Cross Linx, De Oosterpoort @ MAR 2017, Gronningen, NL
Cross Linx, De Doelen @ MAR 2017, Rotterdam, NL
Cross Linx, Muziekgebouw @ MAR 2017, Amsterdam, NL
The Barbican Hall @ MAR 2017, London, ENG
Ancienne Belgique @ MAR 2017, Brussels, BE

‘Stillborn’ and ‘Imagery of Perfection’ are sung by the soprano Katinka Fogh Vindelev who also stars in the videos. Filmed by Søren Rye. Edited by Jonas Bang. Scenography and costumes by Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz. Lights by Bjarke Jepsen.

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‣ liquid rooms

Danish Composer Karsten Fundal’s large orchestral piece LIQUID ROOMS with Odense Symphony Orchestra had its premiere in October 2014. A concert installation with solo singer Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano), video artist Michala Clemmensen, light artist Mikael Sylvest and costume design by Stina Resting. Lyrics by Mark R. Slaughter, conducted by Henrik Vagn Sørensen

‣ Liquid Rooms has been performed at

DOK5000, OCT 2014, Odense, DK

Live video except from Liquid Rooms performed by Soprano Katinka Fogh Vindelev and Odense Symphony Orchestra at Dok5000 in Odense on the 3rd of October 2014.

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‣ efterklang

Since 2009 Katinka has been collaborating with the renowned Danish band Efterklang, starting out as a choir singer at their Performing Parades symphony Ochestra concert in Leeds, UK. From 2012 – 2014 she 20 Piramida symphony orchestra concerts, became a part of Efterklang’s 6-piece live band, and went on a world tour playing more than 150 concerts playing keys and singing backing vocals. That tour started out premiering the Piramida album in Sydney Opera House during Vivid Festival later came venues such The Met Museum (NYC), Grieghallen (NO), Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall (UK), Det Gamle Radiohus (DK) and Festivals such as Hostess Club Weekender Tokyo, One Of A Million Festival,By:Larm Festival, Immergut Festival Best Kept Secret, Haldern Pop, End Of The Road, La Route Du Rock, And Clockenflap Festival In Hong Kong . Katinka has also been adding vocal to the albums Magic Chairs, Piramida and the live recording of the Piramida album with Copenhagen Phill!

‣ film soundtracks

From time to time Katinka gets invited to sing on film soundtracks

The act of Killing by Karsten Fundal (2012)

A Ghost Story by Daniel Hart (2017)

Darling by Erik Knive Skodvin and Rauelsson (2017)

Vildheks by Flemming Nordkrog (2018)

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