Hebe de Champeauxis a Dutch/American conductor, mezzo-soprano and violinist. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance cum laude from San Francisco State University, where she received extensive instruction in chamber music from the Alexander String Quartet. She then received her Master of Music in orchestral conducting from Indiana University Bloomington and a Bachelor of Music in Choral Conducting from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She finished her final conducting studies with an orchestral and choral program including Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, the Symphony of Psalms, and the motet Singet dem Herrn by J.S. Bach. She studied orchestral conducting with Imre Pallo, Thomas Baldner, Yair Samet and choral conducting with Jos Vermunt and Jos van Veldhoven. She studied singing with Hein Meens, Pierre Mak, James McCray, Esther Linssen, Capucine Chiaudani and Ira Siff.
In 2007 she was the winner of the Jury's Prize at the Bela Bartok International Opera Conducting Competition and in 2009 she received an Honorable Mention from the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship for female conductors. She was the Graduate Assistant for the IU Opera Theater 2004-2005 season including the operas Tosca, Les Dialogues des Carmélites, die Zauberflöte, La Bohême, and La Cenerentola. She has also followed masterclasses in conducting with Kurt Masur (Beethoven masterclass in Bonn), Jorma Panula (Amsterdam and Budapest, orchestral), Boris Hinchev (opera in Bulgaria), Colin Metters (St. Petersburg) as well as early music vocal workshops with Rebecca Stewart, Adrian van der Spoel and Gabriel Garrido.
Hebe was guest conductor/violinist at the Romanian Opera House in Cluj at the production of Piazzolla's tango opera Maria de Buenos Aires in 2008, having previously performed the same production in Bloomington in 2006 with her own ensemble, ExArt. In the Netherlands she conducted the Promenade Orchestra, Continuo Rotterdam and Florilegium Musicum in collaboration with several major oratorio choirs. Abroad she conducted the St.Petersburg State Academic Orchestra during a masterclass and performance of Mahler's 5th Symphony and the Bulgarian State Opera during a masterclass and performance of Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
Hebe has been working as a freelance conductor in the Netherlands since 2009. She has given hundreds of concerts in the last decade embracing many styles and ensemble configurations spanning from small chamber choirs to enormous productions with symphonic orchestra and multi-choral collaborations. She excels at initiating collaborations between her various ensembles and encouraging partnerships. She also sings with the professional chamber choirs Cappella Amsterdam and Studium Chorale, and has recently joined the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and the new professional vocal quartet, Hollands Collectief.