Carolien Devilee

Carolien Devilee1


Carolien Devilee studied at the Royal Conservatoire, in The Hague. She became a Music Teacher, specializing in Piano under the guidance of Jan Boumans.

After graduating in 1990, she worked at The Royal Conservatoire as a tutor for Vocal students, among other positions. She has participated in both solo and musical ensembles.

Her love and interest for singing made her follow a second study in Singing. Well-known teachers supervised her including, Thea v/d Putten, Julia Bronkhorst, Xenia Meijer and Ingrid Kapelle.

Carolien’s voice has a light, yet low Mezzo timbre. Throughout the years her musical career has switched from teaching to performing to now composing. She is a broadly educated and talented Pianist and Singer, who is capable of playing & improvising in a variety of musical styles.

Together with the Iraqi musician, Sattar al Saadi, she started the ‘Aladino Project’ – an exciting music combination that is meant to create a new form of Arabic, Sephardic and Western music.

A small selection of other Concerts/Projects that Carolien has performed in:

  • Aquacert (piano and singing) with Ronald Brautigam & Melvyn Tan
  • Ensemble Street Fable (vocals), with Jan Willem de Vriend and Louis Andriessen.
  • Alto soloist in the Matthäus Passion – J.S.Bach
  • Pianist at ‘Nederland Leest’ with Tania Kross.

Next to her musical performances, Carolien works extensively as a Composer & Arranger.

She has composed:

  • Several piano works on Parfume ads for Guerlain, as well as other Solo works for Piano
  • Song recitations based on Gregorian Chants & Poems of W.B.Yeats
  • Instrumental works for Projects of various artists
  • Duets (Rotates) for several instruments
  • Piano accompaniments for the music method, ‘The Circle-Game’
  • Geelvinck Suite for the A’dam International Geelvinck Festival 2015


Now happily joining the Voice4Thought Festival 2016, she will be performing as a Pianist & Singer!


For more information on Carolien Devilee, check out her website:

Nieuwstraat 57, 2312 KA Leiden

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