Charlotte HaesenGermany Cologne
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Charlotte Haesen's singing is extraordinarily impressive, dramatic, cheerful, melancholy and moving. ”
— Erik Voermans, Het Parool
“Her voice is evocative of a sunbeam peeking playfully through a crevice in a cliff into the darkness of a cave.”
— Joost Galema, NRC
Known to be active in various musical genres, singer Charlotte Haesen (1987) reaches her listeners with her authentic performance and storytelling, her unmistakable timbre and her incredible musicality. She has won the EuJazz Award, the public prize at the 28th Concours de la Chanson Alliance Francaise and several awards for her videoclips. Being a uniquely versatile artist, Haesen has performed with different ensembles at festivals and stages in over 15 countries worldwide.
Born in Amsterdam, she has origins from France, The Netherlands, Burundi and Rwanda. Charlotte grew up at the border between French speaking Belgium and The Netherlands. She studied jazz singing at the Maastricht Conservatory and the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Charlotte currently focusses on two main projects: Café des Chansons and her duo with guitar player Philip Breidenbach: Haesen & Breidenbach.