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Originally from the Netherlands, Myrna is now based in Greenwich, London. She graduated with Distinction from the Artist Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Yvonne Kenny and previously studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a Bachelor with Honours of the First Class, under the tutelage of Helen Lawson and Wilma MacDougall.

Having initially trained and worked as a soprano, Myrna made the shift to Zwischenfach mezzo-soprano in 2023, and as a result has performed a wide and varied range of repertoire. Opera highlights include the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Sandman (Hansel and Gretel). Recently, Myrna performed the small role of ‘Employee’ alongside being a chorus member for ‘Gods of the Game’, a newly commissioned work for Sky Arts with Grange Park Opera.

Myrna is a Britten Pears Young Artist for their 2023-24 programme, where she joined their English Song course under the coaching of highly esteemed artists, Gweneth Ann Rand, Julia Faulkner, Julius Drake, and Audrey Hyland. She is also a BYO Serena Fenwick Young Artist for 2024, where she has the privilege of working with industry leading professionals including Nicky Spence, Nelly Miricioiu, and David Gowland.

She has been a finalist and prize winner in competitions including the Bampton Classical Opera ‘Young Singers Competition’, Hurn Court Opera’s ‘Singer of the Year’, the London Choral Sinfonia ‘Leach Award for Singing’, and Bath Opera’s ‘Isobel Buchanan Award’.

Myrna regularly performs as a solo recitalist and has been the soloist in various oratorios including Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai, Mozart's Requiem, and Handel's Messiah. She has also been a soloist in works including Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music.

As an ensemble singer, Myrna has performed in the Grange Park Opera chorus (2021-24) as well as singing chorus with Blackbird Opera, and a Scottish Opera/RCS collaborative performance. She is a member of Scottish Voices, with whom she has done several recording projects and performed in concerts around Scotland, as well as the USA and Portugal, and was previously a member of RCS Voices, with whom she has recorded for the RSNO and has performed in the festivals throughout Scotland, including the St Magnus International Festival in Orkney.


Myrna was proud to be selected for the Genesis Sixteen 2017/18 programme with Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.

During her studies, Myrna was enormously grateful to be generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Kathleen Trust, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, the Clemence Charitable Trust, and the Dewar Arts Awards, as well as a Guildhall School Financial Award scholarship.

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