QUIRINA LECHMANN

For the Swiss-Belgian coloratura soprano Quirina Lechmann music has always been important: she started playing the piano, then flute, organ and singing. Quirina decided to continue with singing and studied with Stephanie Friede in Antwerp and later with Jenny Drivala in Athens. She took part in Master Classes with Sumi Jo, Jenny Drivala, Nuccia Focile, Inessa Galante, Eva Randová, Manolis Papasifakis, Francesca Patané, Anja Launhardt and John Norris.

Quirina went to University to study English, German and Dutch. After getting an MA in English and finishing teacher training, she started teaching at various schools in Switzerland. When she decided to become a professional opera singer she began by taking part in concerts and performing in opera as well as theatre.

In 2018 Quirina performed Virtù and Damigella in Monteverdi’s L’incorronazione di Poppea and Despina in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte. The same year, she directed and sang in Musik-Pick-Nick, an outdoor musical theatrical entertainment she created herself. Quirina started Salon Bruch Stein, an experimental project combining art, theatre and classical singing. In 2019 she recorded a CD of German Mozart arias that she translated into Romansch.

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