eDith wIeNs

11. — 12.06.2020, Essen

Canadian soprano Edith Wiens has worked with the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Sir Georg Solti. Ms Wiens has been warmly welcomed at the Salzburg, Lucerne, Tanglewood, Dresden, Berlin and Vienna Festivals, and the London Proms. Renowned as an excellent lieder singer, she has given recitals in London (Wigmore Hall), Paris, Toronto, New York, Moscow, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Buenos Aires, Munich and Berlin, and has been repeatedly invited to Vienna’s Musikverein. Her operatic appearances included principal Mozart roles at Glyndebourne, La Scala, the Santa Fe Opera, Amsterdam Opera, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon. A recipient of both the Grammy and Diapason d’Or Awards, Ms Wiens has made numerous recordings. Her discography includes works of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Schumann and Wagner as well as Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Strauss, and Zemlinsky’s Lyrical Symphony with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande . Edith Wiens is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has recieved several honorary doctorate degrees, including a Doctor of Music from her alma mater Oberlin College. She has been a jury member of various international competitions such as ARD Munich, Bertelsmann Neue Stimmen, Montreal and Geneva. Ms Wiens regularly holds masterclasses in Europe and North America. She enjoys a yearly residency at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London. She is on faculty at the Juilliard School in New York, and also teaches at the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.