Vocalist Annelie Koning (1992) studied at ArtEZ conservatoire in Arnhem, Bachelor Jazz & Pop vocals and received a degree in 2017. She currently lives in Amsterdam.

Using the voice as an instrument that can make all kinds of sounds, improvisation is the starting point from which she works. As a vocalist and composer words became essential as a tool for making sound and telling a story. But sounds and words are the same, and as important to her.

In 2019 she formed trio BLIK together with Luc Ex on acoustic bass and Tristan Renfrow on drums. She wrote music inspired by the poetry of Charles Bukowski.

She also formed collective King Sisters in 2018 with her sisters Marthe and Joske Koning. Their first performance ‘Song of the Sisters’ won ‘Best of Fringe Award’ toured in The Netherlands and England. Their second performance ‘Talking Songs’ has premiered at Fringe Festival 2020 and will tour in The Netherlands on festivals like November Music.

In 2020 she was part of the program ‘Phonetic Stories’ by Asko|Schönberg and De Tekstsmederij and developed composition ‘Toch Nog Gelukkig’ composed by Gerjan Piksen and herself with words of Jeroen Callaars.

In 2020 she started working together with Daan Leever, making beats and writing dutch rap music under the name Lilly King.

Besides this Koning developed herself as a solo voice-improviser and with this she performs on location, mostly in combination with other disciplines.

Besides her work as a performer she works as a vocal teacher and coach.

From 2020 Koning teaches at Musicians 3.0 at the HKU, Utrecht. Besides that, from 2018, she gives workshops as a vocal teacher and conductor at Stichting Buitenkunst. koning also coach individuals or groups, for example acteurs of Jetse Batelaan, Artemis.

Koning coaches singers, actors and dancers with a targeted question. She gives tools for a better technical use of the voice and helps with voice preparations for your performance. She likes to help further develop singers and singers that compose themselves to dive into their material and vocal possibilities. She specialised in voice improvisation, jazz and extreme voice techniques.

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Annelie Koning