Valdine's voice studio is at optimum capacity. Interested students are welcome to contact Valdine for possible future placement by audition:
Canadian soprano Valdine Anderson's distinguished 25 year career on the concert and opera stage has included engagements as guest soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Winton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Valdine has performed regularly with Thomas Ades in recital, Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain on several international concert tours, Germany's Ensemble Moderne and the London Sinfonietta. Valdine's recording of Thomas Ades' opera, Powder Her Face, was nominated in 1999 for Best Opera Recording at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards and her recording of Mahler's 4th Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra won a Prairie Music Award.
Valdine Anderson is on the voice faculty at the Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and maintains a large private voice studio. Valdine's choir for women's voices, Esprit de Choeur, is a growing feature of the music scene in Winnipeg, invited in 2014 to open the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, in 2015 to perform at the Tapestry International Festival for Women's Choirs, and in 2016 and 2017 featured in the live-streamed Mysterious Barricades concerts. Valdine is also the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg choir organization Pembina Trails Voices. Valdine is a frequent juror for the Canada Council for the Arts and is in demand as an adjudicator, new music and opera coach.
"stratospheric soprano virtuosity" - Times (London)
"Valdine was my voice teacher from 2004-2009 during my undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba. I loved my time with her for many reasons, but mostly because her studio is a safe place for musical and technical exploration. Valdine is a constant source of inspiration to her students, and is the epitome of artistry, style, and grace. Her vast knowledge of repertoire and language, and her innate musicality always inspired me to learn. I know I would not be the artist I am today without her guidance from the very beginning."
Jessica Strong, soprano (Frankfurt Opera)