Bas Ammerlaan (the Netherlands, 1990) started singing when he joined the Roosevelt College Choir as a part of studying viola at the University College Roosevelt in Middelburg. In 2013 he started studying classical singing at the HKU Utrecht Conservatory, first with Jón Þorsteinsso and from 2016 onwards with Selma Harkink. He has also received lessons from David Wilson-Johnson, Irene Verburg, Kaspar Kröner, Marjan Kuiper and Elisabeth Blom.
Bas loves all music but aims to specialise in very old and very modern music. For old music, for instance, he took part in the course Dufay in Italy with Rebecca Stewart in 2016 to study reading from Renaissance scores. For new music he performed as soloist with first performances of works by Fanis Zachopoulis, Hugo Bouma, Melle Heij, Killian Elbers, Remco Jacobs, Esteban Zapata Blanco and Guillermo Lago.
Bas has performed with Meesters & Gezellen (2016-2017), the Dutch National Opera Academy, Muziektheater Hollands Diep, the Dutch National Youth Choir and the new professional chamber choir Zed Chamber Choir. In 2017 he was an intern at the choir of the Dutch National Opera.