Originally from Berlin, Soprano Anne Bretschneider studied voice in Berlin and Milan. She received her formal music interpretation and voice training with Beatrice Niehoff,
Ute Trekel-Burckhardt, Christine Schäfer, Krisztina Laki, Siegfried Lorenz, Silvia Geszty, Roman Trekel, Sonia Turchetta and Barbara Bonney.
Anne Bretschneider received the Tertianum Award for Young Artist and won the Stage Award for Young Singer. She was also finalist in various competitions.
Her repertoire includes major masses, oratorios, modern compositions, plus Lied and Chamber Music and she regularly performs in concert halls such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonie Berlin, Berliner Dom, Potsdamer Nikolaisaal and Laeiszhalle Hamburg.
Anne Bretschneider’s opera appearances include Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream from Benjamin Britten, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas from H. Purcell and Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice from Ch. W. Gluck.
As a soloist for Carus she recorded Gounod’s Requiem in C and Dvořák’s Mass in D, op. 86. She can also be heard in the soundtracks of Mission, Royal Affairs and Sachsophonie.
During a South American tour Anne Bretschneider was soloist in
Ein deutsches Requiem from Johannes Brahms at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, in Chile and in Brasilia with the Rundfunkchor Berlin. With the Kammerorchester of the Staatskapelle Berlin she performed works from composers like J. S. Bach and J. Crüger. At the Berlin Philharmonic she was soloist in works from A. Schönberg and L. Berio under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle.
As a concert soloist she is regularly performing in and out of Germany.
Since 2018 Anne Bretschneider is vocal coach at the University of Arts in Berlin and joined as a new member of Vokalquintett Berlin.
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