Bernarda Fink

Born 1955

Bernarda Fink

Mezzo-soprano

Biography

Born in Argentina, Bernarda Fink studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She won the first prize in the Nuevas Voces Líricas Competition in 1985 and then settled in Prague. Moreover, she has an extensive knowledge of the Czech musical repertoire, thanks to her Slovenian origins, her mastery of the language and her collaboration with the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and the Suk Chamber Orchestra conducted by Josef Suk, great-great-grandson ofAntonín Dvořák. She has appeared with orchestras such as theLondon Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, theOrchestre National de France, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Berlin Radio, the Suisse Romande Symphony Orchestras, the English Baroque Soloists, the Salzburg Mozarteum, I Solisti Veneti, Les Musiciens du Louvre,The Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields, Concerto Köln, Musica Antiqua Köln, The Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, underRené Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Trevor Pinnock, Sir Neville Marriner, Marc Minkowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Mariss Jansons and Riccardo Muti.

She has also performed at the Festivals of Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Tokyo, Montreux, Halle and at the Berliner Philharmonie.

Bernarda Fink has sung in numerous opera productions (Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in Montpellier and Innsbruck, Rossini's La Cenerentola in Rennes, Mozart's Così fan tutte in Barcelona and Salzburg), and has made over fifty recordings with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Brahms and Bruckner.

Many of these recordings have been awarded special distinctions, such as the Gramophone Award for Caldara’sMaddalena ai piedi di Cristo and Handel’s Giulio Cesare.

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