Bernadeta Astari (1988), a Jakarta-born Indonesian soprano who is currently living in The Netherlands. With the scholarship support provided by Huygens Beurs, Staetshuys Fonds, Cultuurfonds Soetlieve, het Leye Fonds en Stichting Van der Linden, she graduated her Master's studies with honors in classical singing from Utrecht Conservatory of Music in 2012. She became a member of the Netherlands Opera Studio right after, and then continued as one of the Ensemble of the Dutch Touring Opera Company (De Nederlandse Reisopera).
She engaged in various opera performances, recitals, oratorios, music theater shows, and chamber music concerts throughout Europe and Asia. She has been performing with renowned orchestras such as the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Camerata RCO, the cello group of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Zuid Philharmonie Orkest, and Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. In 2014, she appeared in front of 53 world leaders for the opening of The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014 in The Hague. She also premiered a work of dance opera by LeineRoebana, a dance theater group in Amsterdam with a Gamelan Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah from Indonesia, and touring through the Netherlands and Germany in 2016-2017. Recently she just finished touring with Voyager One, a music theater production of Touki Delphine and Theater Rotterdam.
In 2012 Bernadeta won the Dutch Classical Talent Competition which was held by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In the same year, she won the Youth Prize in The 49th International Vocal Competition 's- Hertogenbosch. During her first year at the conservatory, she won the Princess Christina Concours 2007.
Bernadeta has recorded a CD Perjalanan with Kanako Inoue and collaborating with Ananda Sukarlan in Tembang Puitik vocal album in 2012 & 2013. In 2015 she released an album Les Illuminations with the Britten Youth String Orchestra from The Netherlands.
In Indonesia, Bernadeta has held recital, concerts, and giving workshops throughout the land. She has also been involved in many cultural crossover activities between Indonesia and the Netherlands, such as giving Indonesian song recital at Tong Tong Festival in Malieveld The Hague and touring in several cities in Indonesia with the Dutch harpist Remy van Kesteren in 2013. Last August, she premiered her own concert program called ‘Late Night Tales with Bernadeta Astari & Friends’ where she builds the bridge between classical music and much broader public. Currently she is busy working on two indonesian chamber operas: Kartini and Gadis Pantai, which are going to be premiered during Red Sofa concert in De Doelen and November Music in November 2017.