The Dutch soprano, Annette de la Bije, won in 1954 the 1st prize at the first International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch (IVC) in Holland.
Annette de la Bije appeared numerous times in her country, both in the Passions of J.S. Bach and in Brucknermis, and in 20th-century works, such as the oratorio La danse des morts (Arthur Honegger) and the cantata for Easter (Jacques Reuland). She sang with the Rehoboth Koor Die Jahreszeiten by J. Haydn (1960); with the Toonkunst-Erato Requiem by A. Bruckner and Magnificat (BWV 243) by J.S. Bach.(1968); at the Toonkunstkoor Wageningen Samson by George Frideric Handel (1966), Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms and J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 140 (1968), Stabat Mater by A. Dvorak (1969), Stabat Mater by Szymanowski (1970), Die Jahreszeiten by J. Haydn (1975). On the opera stage she appeared only occassionaly, among other things as Marzelline in Fidelio, and she took part in the television-opera Salto mortale (1959, Henk Badings). She also appeared regularly abroad.
Annette de la Bije taught at the Twents Conservatorium.