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Nicole Pieper

Country of origin: Germany

About Nicole Pieper

Nicole Pieper (alto) studied voice in Detmold with Gerhild Romberger and Thomas Quasthoff. Other important influences were Caroline Stein, Juliane Banse, Christa Ludwig, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christoph Prégardien, and Harald Stamm. Highlights in recent years have included tours featuring the oratorios of Bach and Mendelssohn (with Thomas Hengelbrock and Christian Kabitz), and Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder”with the Hof Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ariel Zuckermann. In 2012, Pieper made her debut at the Hanover Opera, singing Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder”with Benjamin Reiners. She sang the premiere of Martin Christoph Redel’s “Im Verborgenen”in 2013 at the TONarten Festival. In the same year, Pieper also performed works by C. P. E. Bach with Christiane Oelze in a live broadcast from Hamburg’s Michaelis church conducted by Christoph Schoener. Nicole Pieper has sung in the prestigious concert halls of cities such as Baden-Baden, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Lisbon, and St. Petersburg, and has been featured in radio productions for the NDR, MDR, SWR, WDR, and ORF. Her recording of Hans Werner Henze’s “Apollo et Hyazinthus”with Jörg-Peter Mittmann and the Ensemble Horizonte is also available from WERGO. Nicole Pieper has received a fellowship stipend from the Handel Academy in Karlsruhe and generous support from the Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation.