Christianne Stotijn MEZZO SOPRANO

Christianne Stotijn studied with Udo Reinemann, Jard van Nes and Dame Janet Baker. Her awards include ECHO Rising Stars, Borletti-Buitoni Award and Dutch Music Prize. She was a BBC New Generation Artist until 2007.

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The conductor Bernard Haitink has had a profound influence on Christianne Stotijn’s career. After successful performances of Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder with the Orchestre National de France and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Haitink invited her to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the BBC Proms, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Lucerne Festival, the Ruckert Lieder with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Matthäus-Passion with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Das Lied von der Erde with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Christianne has also worked with world-class conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Jurowski, Ivan Fischer, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jaap van Zweden, Marc Minkowski, René Jacobs, Charles Dutoit and Andris Nelsons, with orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Christianne has performed in Pique Dame at the Paris Opera, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and De Nederlandse Opera, Ottavia in Poppea in Oviedo, Bilbao and for Nederlande Opera and the title role in Tamerlano at the Covent Garden.

Christianne is a passionate interpreter of art songs. Accompanied by her regular pianists Joseph Breinl and Julius Drake, she performs regularly in the world’s leading concert venues, including the Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Kennedy Center in Washington and Atlanta’s Spivey Hall. Christianne made her Berlin Philharmonie debut in a performance of Schoenberg’s Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten, accompanied by pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

Christianne’s discography for Onyx records includes recordings of Schubert, Berg and Wolf accompanied by Joseph Breinl, Mahler songs accompanied by Julius Drake, Tchaikovsky lieder 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 & Mahler’, accompanied by Joseph Breinl. For the MDG label, Christianne Stotijn recorded a work close to her heart - Frank Martin’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke, which was awarded the ECHO Klassik Award in 2008. 

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