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MAHLER CYCLE 2011

Christianne Stotijn

Accomplished musician Christianne Stotijn received her solo diploma for violin in 2000, before pursuing vocal studies in Metz, London and Amsterdam. She has won numerous prizes, including the 2005/06 ECHO Rising Stars, the 2005 Borletti Buitoni Award and the prestigious DutchMusic Prize in 2008. She was a BBC New Generation Artist until 2007.

Christianne has appeared in recitals and concerts at many of the world's premier concert halls. For many years she has worked in close collaboration with pianists Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake, with whom she has recorded several CDs for Onyx Records. Christianne made her début at the Philharmonie Berlin performing Schoenberg's Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten with pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

Conductors with whom Christianne has worked include Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Jurowski, Kurt Masur, René Jacobs, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Sir Andrew Davis, Marc Minkowski, Charles Dutoit, Andris Nelsons and, most extensively, Bernard Haitink, who has been one of the most influential figures in her career. Following successful performances in Mahler's Rückert-Lieder with the Orchestre National de France and the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Haitink, the eminent conductor invited Christianne for performances at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival; and with the Chicago Symphony (Rückert-Lieder), Boston Symphony (StMatthew Passion) and London Symphony (Das Lied von der Erde) orchestras.

Christianne's operatic career has seen her perform Pauline (Pique Dame) at the Paris Opera; Ottavia (L'incoronazione di Poppea) at the Netherlands Opera, Teatro Campoamor Oviedo, Teatro Arriaga and Bilbao; Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) at La Monnaie, Brussels; and the title role in Tamerlano at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Her discography, recorded exclusively with Onyx Classics includes Mahler songs, accompanied by Julius Drake and Tchaikovsky Romances, accompanied by Julius Drake, for which she won the BBCMusicMagazine Vocal Award in April 2010; and for MDG, Frank Martin's Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke, for which Christianne was awarded the ECHO Klassik Award 2008.