The Kobra ensemble is composed of Ingrid Doude van Troostwijk, Sterre Konijn, Lea Klarenbeek, Lonneke Kegels, Pitou Nicolaes and Saskia Voorbach. Since their founding in 2010 they have developed a style of their own, characterised by an all-round musicality and a lively stage performance. With a mix of early and contemporary classical music, folk music, and close harmony, a mix of humor and dead-serious beauty, Kobra blows the cobwebs off the chamber music.
The singers met each other in the Dutch National Children’s and Youth Choir. With their foundations in classical music, they share a huge musical curiosity. This is audible in the various musical and singing styles that come across during their performances. Kobra searches constantly for new audiences by choosing various stages, events and festivals. Then again they are also no stranger to the major Dutch stages like Het Concertgebouw, the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and De Doelen. Besides that, the ensemble has performed several times in programmes like Vrije Geluiden and NTR Podium on Television.
Kobra engages wholeheartedly in cooperation with other forms of art; the singers have worked with various costume designers, artists, video performers, instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. They also experiment with theatre in their live performances. They continue to surprise audiences and themselves alike.
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