Armanda ten Brink was born in The Hague in the Netherlands. She started receiving piano and ballet lessons when she was five years old and became a church organist at her fourteenth.
After finishing with high scores her studies singing, piano and choir direction at the Twents Conservatory in Enschede [The Netherlands], she specialized herself profoundly in voice techniques and musical direction and build up a versatile career as a singer, pianist, actress both as musical director and pedagogue.
Her vocal repertoire includes works varying from Mozart, Rossini, Vivaldi, Charpentier, Haydn and Händel up to more op-positional material like Brecht, Orff’s Carmina Burana, works of Bernstein, Poulenc and de Falla, but as well she sings jazz&blues, pop or chansons.
She was asked to play roles in various theater productions and some of them were specially written on her various skills.
One of them, a very gripping interpretation of the life and music of Edith Piaf which was originally brought out in Germany, took her to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Both as a singer as conductor she also visited Austria, Poland, Italy, Spain, England, Canada and the USA.
Armanda ten Brink taught at the Music Academy in Slupsk [Poland], the academy for gifted students in Lingen [Germany], the Tolzerknabenchor in Munich [Germany], the Artez-Conservatory [ Netherlands] and the Musikschule Niedergrafschaft [Germany]. With her students she won several international competitions in Hannover, Lübeck [Germany] and Verona [Italy].
On the moment Armanda leads several choirs, ensembles and theater groups in Holland and Germany performing musicals, opera’s and operetta’s, oratorium works and other types of musical productions.
In response to directing a double concert of ‘The Peacemakers’ by Karl Jenkins with the Dutch Symphonic Orchestra in both Holland and Germany Armanda received an invitation to form a choir in order to participate in Carnegie Hall in New York in the world premiere of his most recent work ’Sing ! The Music was given’ on January 15.2018. As well she obtained Sir Karl’s personal permission leading the premiering of his new composition in Germany and Holland two weeks later.
With no doubt Armanda ten Brink is to be regarded as a musical centipede …..
For her great commitment and contribution to the cultural life in 2009 she was Appointed Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau by the Dutch Queen Beatrix.