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Workshop 2 (American Songbook)

Ibernice Macbean

As a freelance vocalist, Ibernice MacBean continues to surprise with very diverse projects. For example, she toured Europe with Zap Mama and has been supporting Paul Michiels and Soulsister for years during their concerts in Belgium.

The release of her jazz album Little Black Curls in 2013 was a dream come true. With her jazz combo, she tours in Flanders and the Netherlands. At these concerts, Ibernice performs the most beautiful jazz standards from The American Songbook in her own unique way.

Under the direction of conductor Dirk Brossé, she performed at the Palace of Fine Arts with the National Orchestra of Belgium. Together with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, she paid a tribute to film composer Riz Ortolani at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2013.

In 2016 and 2017, Ibernice toured Belgium with the National Orchestra of Belgium. Subject of this tour was performing themes of the finest film music.

In 2019, she had the honor of touring Flanders under the baton of British choral conductor Ken Burton with the Flemish Radio Choir and the strings of the Brussels Philharmonic, performing a daring musical combination of gospel and classical music.

The next collaboration as a soloist with the Flemish Radio Choir took place in February 2020 and reprised in March of 2022. There Ibernice sang from the repertoire of The Great American Songbook the beautiful arrangements of pianist/arranger Jeroen D’hoe. In 2022, she also sang with the symphony orchestra the Philharmonie Zuidnederland conducted by Dirk Brossé.

In the summer of 2022, Ibernice performed as a soloist during the final concert of the Walter Boeykens Ensemble at the Festival of Bornem and toured the country with the band Soulsister.

In the spring of 2025, Ibernice MacBean will be touring with the Flemish Radio Choir and soloists of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra as a tribute to Burt Bacharach.

As of September 2013, Ibernice teaches pop singing as a guest professor at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. Since 2019, she has also been working at Codarts in Rotterdam.

In addition, Ibernice is the vocal coach of The Voice of Flanders, The Masked Singer, I can See Your Voice and Belgium’s Got Talent.

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