Biography

Luc Ket toont zich als een veelzijdige zangeres in zowel klassieke muziek als andere stijlen. Luc heeft klassieke zang gestudeerd aan het Rotterdams conservatorium bij Carolyn Watkinson en Charlotte Riedijk. Daar heeft zij ook lessen genoten van Frans Huits, David Prins en Roberta Alexander. Ze heeft masterclasses gevolgd bij Maria Riccarda-Wesseling en Charlotte Margiono. Momenteel wordt ze gecoacht door Marjan Kuiper. Ze heeft vorig jaar gezongen bij de opening van de Nieuwe Kerk in Delft. Na haar studie is Luc op solo tournee geweest naar Pakistan waar ze recitals en heeft gespeeld met de Pakistaanse rockband Khumariyaan. Luc heeft ook haar stem verleend aan meerdere (speel)films. De film Retrospekt van Esther Rots is afgelopen september en februari in première gegaan bij het Toronto International Film Festival en Berlinale, het Berlijns film festival.

The soprano Luc Ket has been celebrated as a remarkable singer with a unique and expressive voice, attracting praise both in her native Netherlands and internationally.

She received praise for her role in the Dutch premiere of Amadigi by Händel in 2014. In 2015 she sang in The Rotterdam Opera Festival, performing a melodrama by former Czech president Vaclav Havel, which also was a premiere in the Netherlands. In 2014 she also shined in Opera Seria by Florian Gassmann with opera company Opera Nijetrijne, an original and eccentric open air production in Friesland.

Luc started singing at the age of 7, and quickly rose to prominence through her performances in 12 productions with the Netherlands Opera House in Amsterdam. As a child star, she performed in Writing to Vermeer by Louis Andriessen and director Peter Greenaway, touring in Australia and New York. This year she will return to the Netherlands Opera House, conducting the choir in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Luc is a graduate of the Rotterdam Conservatory, where she studied under supervision of Carolyn Watkinson and Charlotte Riedijk. Now Luc is being coached by Marjan Kuiper. She was also taught by the renown operatic soprano Roberta Alexander and baritone Frans Huijts, with drama lessons by director David Prins and master classes by Brenda Hurley, Charlotte Margiono, Maria Riccarda-Wesseling and Claron McFadden.

A versatile singer, Luc is also a founding member of Caffeine, a new vocal group performing novel arrangements and compositions by Miguel Angel Santaella. This creative group consists of 6 young singers, composers and a pianist of 6 different nationalities. Caffeine livens up its musical performances with comedy improvisation. Luc has recently ventured into film as well, singing in the soundtrack of Esther Rots’ second feature film Retrospekt with music by Dan Geesin and orchestration of Harry Waters.

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