Gerrie de Vries studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium
in Amsterdam. Known internationally for her interpretations
of the 20th century repertoire, she performed numerous works,
written for her and often dedicated to her, such as
Pancho Villa, songs by Robert Zuidam, A King Riding,
an opera by Klaas de Vries directed by Christopher Martalen
in a co-production of the Koninklijke Munt and the Holland
Festival, Music for large Ensemble by Steve Reich,
Aquarius by Karel Goeyvaerts, Manifest,
a music theater performance by Rolf Wallin and Jacob Schokking
(Holland House, Kopenhagen), and And God invented Dice
by Christina Oorebeek.
She performed in the Warschauer Herbst, the international
Bartók Festival, I.S.C.M. and festivals in Darmstadt
and Zürich with ensembles as the ASKO ensemble and
the Schönbergensemble, and worked with conductors as
Reinbert de Leeuw, Peter Eötvös, Ed Spanjaard
and Oliver Knussen.
With Ad de Bont and Jan Ritsema she developed her own music
theater works, as Mädchenlieder (F-act), Die
Aufgeregten (Gergiev Festival) and Dame catches
fire (Noord Hollands Philharmonisch Orkest). Until
2004, she worked as a singer and member of the artistic
committee of the music theater collective Walpurgis in Antwerp.
At the moment she is artistic director of De Helling, a
new initiative of small scale music theater in the Netherlands.