Born in Germany, Juliane Banse spent her childhood in Zürich where she studied the violin and also trained as a ballerina at the Zürich Opera. She began singing lessons at the age of 15 and completed her studies under Brigitte Fassbaender and Daphne Evangelatos in Munich. Her artistic breakthrough came five years later as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Komische Oper Berlin. Juliane sings a diverse opera and concert repertoire. She has worked with composer/conductor Heinz Holliger and conductors including Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons and Zubin Mehta. Many of her CD recordings have won awards including two which received an Echo Klassik. Since 2016, Juliane Banse has served as Professor of Voice at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf and since 2021 has held a position at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She also gives masterclasses at home and abroad.
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