Steven van der Linden studied at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with Prof. Scot Weir where he was also part of Wolfram Rieger’s Liedklasse. In 2020, he transferred to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in order to study with John Evans, and is currently studying on the Opera Course. He has also taken part in masterclasses with Nelly Miricioiu, Margreet Honig, Dame Emma Kirkby, Tobias Truniger and Samling Artist Nicky Spence.
Recent professional highlights include covering the role of Varo for the Jette Parker production of Handel Arminio at the Royal Opera House; soloist in Lili Boulanger Du fond de l’abîme in Barbican Hall in September 2022; Aeneas Dido and Aeneas on tour in the Netherlands in October 2021 and in the Teatro Pérez Galdós in Gran Canaria, Spain in April 2022 and Fenton in the British Youth Opera production of Sir John in Love in August 2022. From a very young age, Steven was a chorister with the Dutch National Choirs where he sang on the major stages in the Netherlands under the baton of conductors including Mariss Jansons, Iván Fischer, Sigvards Klava and Jaap van Zweden. Other professional experience includes soloist in J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion, St. John’s Passion, Christmas Oratorio and cantatas; Haydn The Creation; Mozart Requiem, Mendelssohn St Paul and Septimius in Handel Theodora throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Norway.
As a recitalist, Steven has appeared with duo partner Claire Habbershaw in venues inclduing Southwark Cathedral, the 1901 Arts Club and Milton Court Concert Hall. Future projects include creating the role of Norman in Maarten Ornstein’s newly written Papoea Opera in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, and as tenor soloist in Mozart C minor mass and Bach Christmas Oratorio in Flensburg Cathedral and Eckernförde Cathedral.
Steven is supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VandenEnde Foundation, Countess of Munster fund and Help Musicians ‘Sybil Tutton’ Opera Awards and the Josephine Baker Trust.