Biography

Michiel René started his vocal studies in the Netherlands while he was studying Dutch Civil Law. After graduating from Tilburg University in September 2003, he continued his vocal studies in private to accommodate his work as a lawyer.

In 2010 Michiel René attended a masterclass by Dutch Soprano Miranda van Kralingen and in the same year he reached the finals of the TV classical singing competition ‘Una Voce Particolare’ (On The Street Where You Live).

In 2015 Michiel René decided to move to London (UK) to broaden his horizons. His vocal development took a positive turn when Michiel René connected with Patricia Rozario OBE FRCM and her teachings of Bel Canto singing at the Royal College of Music. He also met and studied with Hamish Pitceathly (www.hamishpitceathly.com), one of the last remaining pupils of Maestro Herbert-Caesari who published “The Voice of The Mind” in 1951. 

In September 2018 Michiel René commenced his vocal studies (Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in Greenwich. At the time Michiel René  was working as a part-time legal assistant at a law firm in the City of London. Michiel René performed in several masterclasses at Trinity Laban, amongst which the Jette Parker Young Artists masterclass by the Royal Opera House. He graduated with distinction in the Summer of 2020 and moved back to the Netherlands due to the Covid pandemic.

In 2021 Michiel René participated as one of ten candidates in a tv-talentshow broadcast by Omroep Max called ARIA (www.maxvandaag.nl/aria), where he sang in the semi-finals. In 2023 Michiel René won first prize in the tv-programma Ranking The Talent (www.rankingthetalent.nl) broadcast by SBS6.  

Since July 2022 Michiel René lives on Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean and is scheduled to sing in Carnegie Hall NYC in 2024.  

Michiel René Sings In Carnegie Hall NYC on 28 June 2024

"I enjoy it immensely when I have been able to touch people with my singing."

"The vulnerability you feel during a performance is ultimately the very reason to expose yourself. It makes you grow as a person."