Steven is a talented 22-year-old tenor from Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has been studying classical singing at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin since October 2018. From a very young age, Van der Linden gained experience in choir singing with the Dutch National Choirs. From age 8 with the National Boys Choir, later with the National Mixed Youth Choir. There he sang big productions on the major stages in the Netherlands, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and De Doelen in Rotterdam. He sang under the baton of conductors like Mariss Jansons, Iván Fischer, Sigvards Klava and Jaap van Zweden.
Van der Linden was part of multiple production of the Matthew Passion and the Christmas Oratorio by J. S. Bach, as well as The Creation by J. Haydn and the Requiem by W. A. Mozart in, amongst others, Berlin, Flensburg and Amsterdam.