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Christianne Stotijn

Christianne Stotijn studied in Metz, London and Amsterdam, where teachers included Udo Reinemann, Jard van Nes and Dame Janet Baker. Awards include 2005/06 ECHO Rising Stars, Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2005, Dutch Music Prize 2008 and BBC New Generation Artist 2007.

Bernard Haitink has had a profound influence over Christianne’s career. After performances of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, Haitink invited her to perform at the BBC Proms, the Lucerne Festival and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. Other conductors with whom Christianne has worked include Claudio Abbado, Iván Fischer and Gustavo Dudamel.

Christianne has performed in Pique Dame at the Paris Opera, Poppea at the Netherlands Opera, Giulio Cesare at the La Monnaie, Brussels and the Netherlands Opera, and the title role in Tamerlano at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Christianne Stotijn is a passionate interpreter of art songs. She has a long-standing collaboration with pianists Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake and has performed in the world’s leading concert venues including Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna’s Musikverein, Carnegie Hall New York, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Salzburg Mozarteum and Kennedy Center Washington. Christianne made her Berlin Philharmonic début singing Schoenberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens with pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

Christianne Stotijn’s recordings are on the Onyx Classics label. Her discography to date includes Schubert, Berg and Wolf accompanied by Joseph Breinl, Mahler’s songs accompanied by Julius Drake, Tchaikovsky’s songs accompanied by Julius Drake which won the BBC Music Magazine’s Vocal Recording of 2010, and her latest Onyx recording, Stimme der Sehnsucht - lieder by Pfitzner, Strauss and Mahler, accompanied by Joseph Breinl. For the MDG label Christianne Stotijn recorded a work close to her heart - Frank Martin’s The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke, which was awarded the ECHO Klassik Award in 2008.

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