Originally from the Netherlands, Myrna is now based in Greenwich, London. She recently 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.
Opera highlights include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon, Galatea (Acis and Galatea), 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.
As an ensemble singer, Myrna has performed in the Grange Park Opera chorus (2021 and 2022 festivals) 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 tours around 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.
Myrna regularly performs as a solo recitalist and has been the soprano 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.
Myrna has been a finalist in competitions including the AESS Courtney Kenny Award, the Bath Opera Isobel Buchanan Award, and the Norma Greig French Song Prize, and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Handel Singing Competition, 2019.
She has had the benefit of working with outstanding vocal coaches including Patricia McMahon, Roderick Williams, David Jones, Caroline Dowdle, Julia Lynch, and Joan Rodgers, and on such programmes as British Youth Opera and Samling Academy.
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.