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Emma POSMAN, Soprano


The Belgian soprano Emma Posman obtained with "great distinction", a Bachelor of Voice at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent 2013-2016. She is currently studying to get a Master's degree with the renowned Belgian soprano Hendrickje Van Kerckhove, who's also teaching at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. At the same time the young soprano is a member of the MMACADEMY of la Monnaie which she joined in 2017. Having a great affinity for the Lied repertoire, Emma Posman forms a much sought duo together with pianist Bert De Rycke. Thanks to the by Udo Reinemann founded international Master classes series, the duo could take great advantages of being coached by interpreters such as Barbara Bonney, Anne Sofie Van Otter, Roger Vignoles, Olaf Bär … throughout 2017-18.

More recently, March 2018, Emma Posman participated in a concert tour with Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen, under the baton of Jonathon Heyward (in works by R. Vaughan Williams).

Amongst her upcoming roles

-Sandrina in La finta Giardiniera, W.A.Mozart

-Königin der Nacht in die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart

Awards and Honours
  • Prize of the youngest finalist in Renata Tebaldi concours in San Marino (2017).

  • Semi-finalist at Voix Nouvelles (2017-2018), Winner of finales regionales.

  • Selected for the final rounds of the Belvedere competition in Moscow (2017).

  • First Prize, audience prize and special prize Eté Mosan at Concours Lyrique international ‘Bell Arte’, Belgium (2017).

  • Third Prize, International music competition Triomphe de l’art, Belgium (2016).

  • Finalist concorso Internationale di Canto Maria Caniglia, Italy (2016).

  • Winner of the soloist competition, orchestral production, Royal conservatory Ghent (2016 and 2017).

  • She is one of the three winners of the Honda competition for classical music (2017-18), in Brussels.

Master classes with :

Bernarda Fink (2017), Christianne Stotijn (2017), David Selig (2017), Giuliano Carella (2017), Edda Moser (2017), Claudia Visca (2017), Jean-Claude Van den Eynden (2017), Valerie Girard (2016/17), Dietrich  Henschel (2016), Zeger Vandersteene (2014/15/16/17), Iva Barthelemy (2015).

Performed roles

Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena, F.B. Conti  (De Centrale, 2017)

La Princesse   
L’enfant et les sortilèges, M. Ravel (Muziektheater LOD)

Second woman/ first Witch                  
Dido and Aeneas H. Purcell (at Toufailles, 2016)

Incoronazione di Poppea,  C. Monteverdi  (Lakenmetershuis, Gent, 2105)

The Turn of the Screw, B. Britten (Miryzaal Gent, 2014)

Armide, W. Gluck (at St. Mary Parish church, 2014)



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