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  Anne-Katrin Schenck

  Anne-Katrin Schenck was born in Berlin where she studied violin and took singing classes on the side with Martina Zell. Before starting her Degree in singing she makes her debut at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg playing the part Emmy the character from the opera by Benjamin Britten "Albert Herring".

From 1998 she focuses entirely on her opera singing studies with Ingrid Figur and Regina Schudel ending this in 2004 at the
Universität der Künste in Berlin.

Anne-Katrin Schenck has taken part in many opera productions some of which include Gay-Pepusch "The beggar's opera"; "Orfeo ed Euridice" of Gluck playing the part of Euridice;  "Montezuma" of Carl Heinrich Graun performing as Eupaforice. She has also taken part in numerous Masses and Oratorios from Bach to Händel to Mozart and Schubert as well as evening concerts of Lieders allowing her to perform at the Philharmonic and the Konzerthaus of Berlin, in Italy, Belgium and Hungary. In 2001 she performs the world premiere of the challenging "Christmas Oratorio" by C.H. Graun.

She has won many important competitions and prizes: in 1998 she was awarded the National Scholarship for opera singing, in 2003 she receives the
first price and in 2005 a special mention from the jury of the "Gebrüder-Graun-Preis" Competition. Radio broadcasts follow on with performances of Arias by C.H. Graun. In 2006 she is the only german singer to reach the semifinals of the renown Chimay International Baroque Singing Competition, Belgium.

Anne-Katrin Schenck is very much in demand as a singer for Ancient music. She has been accompanied by many prestigious orchestras such as the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Brandenburg and the Baroque Ensemble
"Senza Sordini" which she founded and conducts since the year 2007. In 2008 she works on less known Arias by C.H. Graun and Operas by Vivaldi which she then performs at the Intenational Festival of Baroque music in Budapest.

For two years Anne-Katrin Schenck continues intensely her studies and researches on the music of 
Carl Heinrich Graun at the Staatsbilbiothek of Berlin. She selects some unpublished Arias which she will make known to the public in collaboration with the Ortus publishing house. She regularly devotes herself to teaching young promising up and coming singers: she trains children vocally, stylistically, and formally through different projects sponsored by the government. In 2007 she works on staging Purcell "Dido and Aeneas" a project involving different schools in Berlin. In 2008 she starts off the "Kinderoper" a collaborative educational programm run by Caritas in Berlin with the help of the youth association of Berlin.
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