The Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn was born in Delft and studied violin and voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. After obtaining her solo violin diploma she continued her vocal studies with Udo Reinemann and Dame
Janet Baker. She is currently coached by professor Josef Loibl. Over the years Christianne has won numerous awards, including the prestigious ECHO Rising Stars Award 2005/2006, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2005, and the
Nederlands Muziekprijs in 2008. In 2007 she was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist.
The conductor Bernard Haitink has had a profound influence on Christianne’s career. Under his direction she has performed with orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago
Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
Christianne has also worked with world-class conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ivan Fischer, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Elder and Jaap van Zweden, performing repertoire including: Berlioz‘s La Mort de Cléopâtre and Les Nuits d’été, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Britten’s Phaedra, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Kindertotenlieder, the Neruda Songs by Peter Lieberson, Fünf neapolitanische Lieder by Hans Werner Henze, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Sieben frühe Lieder by Alban Berg.