Clint van der Linde
Born in South Africa, Clint van der Linde started singing at the Drakensberg Boys Choir
School at age 10. In 1996, he was offered an international scholarship to spend a year at
Eton College, during which he was offered the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship
for a four-year bachelor of music degree at London's Royal College of Music. After
receiving his degree in 2001, he was offered a Martin Harris Scholarship to complete his
postgraduate diploma, during which he attended master classes by Anthony Rolfe Johnson,
Roger Vignoles, Sarah Walker, Michael Chance, and James Bowman.
Mr. van der Linde has performed in concert halls throughout Europe, the US, Australia, and
Japan at venues that include Lincoln Center, Tanglewood Music Festival's Ozawa Hall, Royal
Albert Hall, Suntory Hall (Japan), and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw; in festivals such as the
Edinburgh Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, Handel Festival in Halle, Mannheim's Mozart Summer
Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, and at the BBC Proms; and in staged performances in
theaters across the UK as well as in Brussels (La Monnaie), Copenhagen (Royal Opera House),
Schwetzingen, and Bielefeld Opera.
Mr. van der Linde has performed with world-renowned groups and orchestras that include the
Academy of Ancient Music, Göttingen Festspieler Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Il
Fondamento, Hanover Band, Israel Camerata, The King's Consort, Le Musiche Nove, Orchestra
of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Stuttgart
Baroque Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Bach Collegium Japan. Conductors with
whom Mr. van der Linde has collaborated include George Petrou, Masaaki Suzuki, Stephen
Layton, Sir Roger Norrington, Frieder Bernius, Nicholas Kraemer, Stephen Cleobury, Peter
Schreier, Wolfgang Katchner, Gérard Korsten, Kazushi Ono, Jan Willem de Vriend, Lawrence
Cummings, and Paul Dombrecht.
Operatic roles include Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Farnace
(Mitridate, re di Ponto), as well as the title roles in Handel's Flavio,
Ottone, Lotario, Tolomeo, and Rinaldo, and Cavalli's
Il Giasone. Other Handel roles include Andronico (Tamerlano), Judas
(Brockes Passion), Arsemenes (Xerxes), Dardanus (Amadigi), and
Narciso and Ottone (Agrippina). Additional roles include Fernando in Conti's
Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena and the Guardian of the Threshold
in Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.