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Christianne Stotijn

  • Mezzo-Soprano


Christianne Stotijn has worked extensively with Bernard Haitink who has been one of the most influential figures in her career. Following her hugely successful performances in Mahler’s Ruckert Lieder with the Orchestre National de France and Concertgebouw Orchestra with Haitink, the eminent conductor invited her for performances of Mahler 2 with the BBC Proms, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven 9th with the Lucerne Festival, Ruckert Lieder with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and St Matthew Passion with the Boston Symphony.

Other conductors with whom she has collaborated include Sir Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Frans Bruggen, Jaap van Zweden, Claus Peter Flor, Ivan Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe and Paul McCreesh.

Christianne has won several prizes including being a finalist in the International Wettbewerb fur Liedkunst (Stuttgart) in 2001, the 2005/06 ECHO Rising Stars, 2005 Borletti Buitoni Award for the BBC’s New Generation Artist Scheme, and winner of the prestigious Dutch Music Prize in 2008.

Christianne Stotijn records exclusively for Onyx Classics. Recordings include songs by Schubert, Berg and Wolf with Joseph Breinl, Mahler songs with Julius Drake and a third CD of Tchaikovsky songs also accompanied by Julius Drake. In February 2006, she recorded Frank Martin’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke for MDG, for which she was awarded the Echo Klassik Award 2008. In April 2010 she won the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award for her Tchaikovsky Romances CD.