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Ariane Prüssner

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Ariane Prüssner had 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 moving 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 were 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 then returned to the UK, and lived in Hastings where she had a growing singing teaching practice. She performed and recorded with The Telling including performances at Little Missenden Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival, Buxton Festival and Music at Oxford, and held weekly singing workshops via Zoom from the first week of the first UK lockdown in 2020 until the week before she sadly died before her time in May 2021. The Telling released the soundtracks of the Vision and Unsung Heroine concertplay films in her memory.