Prof. Christianne Stotijn
Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn was born in Delft and studied violin and voice at the Utrecht and Amsterdam conservatories. After receiving her diploma for solo violin, she continued her vocal studies and worked with Udo Reinemann and Dame Janet Baker, among others.
As an artist Christianne Stoteijn received numerous prestigious awards such as the 'ECHO Rising Stars Award', the 'Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award' or the 'Nederlands Muziekprijs'. In 2007 she was honored by the BBC as a 'New Generation Artist'.
A passionate lied singer, Christianne Stotijn has given recitals in many renowned concert halls with her musical partners Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake, with whom she has a long and successful collaboration. With recitals she has been a guest on the most prestigious international concert stages and has worked with world-renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Christianne Stotijn is intensively engaged in contemporary vocal music and has been in demand as a soloist for numerous world premieres. Many works have been dedicated to her.
As artistic director of the 'Udo Reinemann International Masterclasses' in Brussels in collaboration with the 'Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Bruxelles', the versatile artist has been engaged since 2013. She has also established her own foundation, which aims to attract children and other, new audiences to the world of vocal music through innovative new concert formats, in addition to 'classical' audiences.
The mezzo-soprano collaborates with the Onyx and MDG labels; her discography includes works by Schubert, Berg, Wolf, Martin and Tchaikovsky, among others. Her recordings have been awarded ``Music Recording of the Year`` (BBC Music Magazine), an 'ECHO Klassik' or even the 'Gramophone Award', among others.
Since October 2021 Christianne Stotijn is professor of voice at the University of Music Würzburg.