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Stotijn, Christianne (mezzo-soprano)
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Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)

Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn was born in Delft and studied with Udo Reinemann, Jard van Nes and Dame Janet Baker. Over the years Christianne has won numerous awards, including the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars Award 2005/2006, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005, and the Nederlands Muziekprijs in 2008. In 2007 she was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist.

Christianne is a passionate interpreter of art songs. Accompanied by the pianists Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake, with whom she has a longstanding duo partnership, she has appeared in the world’s leading concert venues including the Concertgebouw, La Monnaie and Wigmore Hall. She regularly performs chamber music with musicians such as the violist Antoine Tamestit, her brother the double bassist Rick Stotijn and the Oxalys Ensemble.

In opera she has portrayed roles such as Pauline Pique Dame, Isabella L’Italiana in Algeri, Cornelia Giulio Cesare and Marfa La Khovanshchina. Her concert repertoire includes La Mort de Cléopâtre and Les Nuits d’été, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Britten’s Phaedra, Musorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, Kindertotenlieder and Symphonies Nos 2 & 3. She has appeared at some of the world’s most prestigious houses and venues including Dutch National Opera, Royal Opera House, Opera de Paris, La Monnaie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall and the Philharmonie Berlin, working with leading conductors including Claudio Abbado, Ivan Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Gustavo Dudamel, Ludovic Morlot, Mark Elder, Jaap van Zweden, Vladimir Jurowski, René Jacobs, and Bernard Haitink.

Her discography includes a recording of Tchaikovsky songs for Onyx (BBC Music Magazine Award winner), Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke by Frank Martin for the MDG label and her debut recording for Warner Classics—If the Owl Calls Again—was Gramophone Editor’s Choice, July 2015.


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