Toon Vandevorst is a singer-songwriter and composer who was born and raised in the Netherlands. He studies Indian raga with and is assistant to composer Terry Riley. He has worked as a classical singer, pianist and composer with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Volti, and in the Netherlands with the ASKO Chamber Choir and the Royal Opera Academy, among others. He has had several of his original compositions performed, including a prizewinning orchestral work, a mass and a chamber opera. In recent years he has focused on songwriting and recorded five albums with original songs.