Ariane Prüssner has a growing teaching practice and wide experience of leading singing workshops. She was born in Hanover, Germany, where she studied opera for four years at the Musikhochschule before coming to London with a scholarship from the German government to do a postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music and obtaining a Recital Diploma. She subsequently won grants to study song repertoire and contemporary opera at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada.
She has sung as a soloist in the oratorio repertoire and in song recitals all over Britain, including Brahms songs at the Purcell Room, Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral, Bach cantatas at St. George’s Hanover Square, Brahms Alto Rhapsody at Sewell Cathedral. She fell in love with medieval music, joining groups including Fifth Element, Third Voice and Mediva, all together with Clare Norburn. Mediva were finalists in the York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition and selected for the Fresh Young Artists series at the Southbank Centre.
Ariane then moved to Barcelona, where she sang with the Chamber Choir of the Palau de la Musica Catalana, touring Europe with Marc Minkowski and the Musiciens du Louvre, Jean Christophe Spinosi and the Ensemble Matheus, as well as performing as a soloist at the Palau de la Musica , among others Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She has recently returned to the UK, and now lives in Hastings where she has a growing singing teaching practice. She performs and records with The Telling including performances at Little Missenden Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival, Buxton Festival and Music at Oxford.