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Darlene Koldenhoven

Classical Singer from Studio City, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$500 - $5000 per event
Grammy Winning-Vocalist Darlene Koldenhoven looks and sings like an angel in her mesmerizing, uplifting concerts of classical crossover, classical, classy pop, and her own "Jazzical" (jazz ensemble with a classical twist). Your guests will be treated to the magic of a Grammy winning performer (voice &/or piano) that will leave them talking about your event for years to come. Darlene got started singing solos at age 3 in church on Easter Sunday morning and has not stopped performing around the world ever since. Always receiving standing ovations, the 5'10" Blonde seen by over 1.5 Billion viewers worldwide in the PBS-TV Special/DVD "Yanni, Live at the Acropolis" has a command of the stage that goes beyond entertaining to mesmerizing, with audiences wondering just what will she do next! And for the presenter, she's always willing to provide the most perfectly customized selections of music for your event's entertainment. Just ask!

Darlene provides a variety of opportunities: Solo Classical Crossover/Pop Vocals and Piano or with Ensemble; Classical & New Age Solo Piano also great for background; Classical/Opera/Musical Theater Vocals with Piano; inspiring Holiday Concerts either as a solo vocalist/pianist or with string quartet; Jazz Vocals & Piano solo or with jazz ensemble called "Jazzical"; Motivational Music Shows for Corporate Team Building; Outreach & Benefit Concerts for Non-Profit Organizations, even offers a variety of next day Workshops & Master Classes and more . . . No matter what size audience, whenever and wherever you need an extraordinary voice with over the top talent, Darlene is your choice.

"Darlene is an enormously gifted singer who's striking in a sensual, yet sincere way. She has a . . . wholly magnetic stage presence."
–Music Connection Magazine

"The voice of angels." - Russ Davis, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Ms. Koldenhoven has appeared on-camera singing: with Robin Williams in the Academy Awards 2000; The Young and the Restless; Studio 60; in three American Idol specials; Academy Awards 2010; and as the beloved tambourine-waving choir nun and real life vocal coach/musical director of both Sister Act films with Whoopi Goldberg. Darlene's voice has graced a plethora of albums from pop giants Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Rod Stewart to jazz legend Ramsey Lewis to progressive rock icons Pink Floyd to soloing with London's Royal Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to singing for President Clinton. Some of her vocal contributions include solo vocal improvisations on the main title of Surrogates with Bruce Willis, soundtrack of the film 2012; solos throughout the Halloween episode of TV's GRIMM; rocker Neil Young's Living With War CD, and a song with her ethnically diverse children's choir (Young Vocal Artists of Los Angeles) by rapper/producer will.i.am (of the group Black Eyed Peas) for the soundtrack Freedom Writers (starring Hilary Swank). And she gets major "cool points" with gamers for her soaring vocals on the video games Baldur's Gate (for Sony PlayStation II) and Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets. She is the author of a comprehensive music education book with 7 instructional CDs titled "Tune Your Voice: Singing and Your Mind's Musical Ear" distributed by Alfred Music worldwide.

Darlene has performed as soloist on the concert stage in front of 40,000 people to corporate events, universities, alumni, colleges, high schools, middle & elementary schools, churches, charity, weddings, parties, private events, house concerts, even the national anthem at Dodger's Stadium and more. Worth mentioning is her work with musicians in Sierra Leone, West Africa, resulting in bringing them to the US for a multi-media event touring the US and Canada that Darlene wrote and directed titled "Free to Serve" commissioned by the CRCNA. Even as a speaker or MC Host, she has graced the podiums, panels and runways of hundreds of events around the world. But to hear and see her sing live in person is not to be forgotten as she takes you from stunning soaring vocals to belly laughs to tears, light to dramatic, awesome to out of this world.

"Your incredible performances at our wedding at the church, cocktail hour, dinner and afterwards made our event so special, something we will never forget. We had so many compliments on the music and you made us feel so good. Thank you." – Lt. Col. Andrew DeRosa, USAF

"She took our stage and audience by storm! I've presented for 30 years and it is a rare thing for me to be truly wowed by an artist but Darlene has that kind of talent." – Sally Ahlstedt, 30 Yr. Veteran Presenter, Nevada
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We are very thankful to have had such a wonderful talent perform at our event. Darlene's music was beautiful and created a wonderful ambiance for our guests to walk into. She was very accommodating to any changes that were made and had such a positive personality, thank you Darlene!

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DarleneKoldenhoven was a wonderful addition to our "Night in Venice" annual CAPER fundraising event for Carden Arbor View School. She brought the "WOW" factor to our program as our guests were entertained by her beautiful voice! She performed a mix of opera and her beautiful aria as performed in the six time Platinum DVD, "Yanni Live at the Acropolis" which was an awesome opener to the nigh'ts performance. She was very warm with our audience and spoke to many afterward. Also, during our auction, Darlene provided a Day in the Studio for a student to have a voice lesson, write a song and record. Our auctioneer, sold two of these beautiful experiences!

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Aria from Yanni, Live at the Acropolis
Yanni
Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Puccini
The Prayer from Quest for Camelot
Celine Dion
Pavane
Ravel and Faure
All Blues
Miles Davis
Saint Agnes and the Burning Train
Sting
O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini
Kiss From a Rose
Seal
Hearing Ella Sing
Pat Williams
Why Do I Lie to Me?
Cast a Deadly Spell
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Please note Darlene Koldenhoven will also travel to North Hollywood, Universal City, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Hollywood, Encino, Sun Valley, Glendale, Panorama City, North Hills, Pacoima, Pasadena, Arleta, Culver City, Mission Hills.
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