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
and in 2005 a
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
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 She selects some unpublished Arias which she will make known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.