Anne Marie Granau
Danish conductor 

July 2021 – Aug 2021: Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

Copenhagen Opera Festival and Søholm Opera

27.-29. July 2021 on Samsø (Søholm Opera).

5 stars in Ascolta Opera Magazine

21. Aug Den Røde Plads (Copenhagen Opera Festival)

Director: Natascha Metherell

Stage design: Rob van den Broek

Light Design:  Charlie Morgan Jones

List of performers

Nedda: Frederikke Kampmann

Canio: Michael Bracegirdle

Tonio: David Kempster

Sivlio: Patrick Egersborg

Peppe: Anders Kampmann

 

Musicians :

Concert master: Benedikte Damgaard

Violin: Øssur Bæk

Viola: Ida Speyer-Grøn, Royal Dansih Opera Orchestra

Cello: Iiris Tötterström

Db.bass: Lars-Bo Hermansen

Flute: Tony Akrivopoulos

Oboe: Rixon Thomas, Royal Danish Opera orchestra

Trompet: Dan Kocurek

French horn: Esben Stig Rasmussen

Accordion: Frode Andersen

Piano: Mette Juliane Christensen

Since 2019: Hidden Treasures from 18th century’s Venice

An ongoing collaboration with Concerto Copenhagen, Royal Danish Academy of Music (DKDM) and Copenhagen Girls’ Choir. Concertmaster: Peter Spissky. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau.

Exploring repertoire from the 4 Ospedali Grandi of Venice in the baroque era, composed for ensembles of young orphan girls.

The collaboration includes following concerts:

26 Nov, 2020, Helligaandskirken, Cph:
Charity concert for homeless women (arranged by Hugs and Food).
Vivaldi: Excerpts from RV589 Gloria.  Vivaldi: RV593 Domine ad adjuvandum me festina.
Galuppi: Psalm 110 Dixit Dominus.

24 Feb- 2 Mar, 2020 (on tour):
Concerts in Haderslev Cathedral, DK. St. Aegidien, Lübeck DE and Trinitatis Kirche, Berlin DE.
Same repertoire as 26 Nov 2020.

22 Feb, 2019, Trinitatis Kirke, Cph. 23 Feb, Sct. Mariæ Kirke, Helsingør and 24 Feb, Koncertkirken, Cph
Hasse: Psalm 50 Miserere in d.  Galuppi: Psalm 110 Dixit Dominus.
Soloists: Emilie Jønson, soprano and Clara Jarl, mezzo-soprano.

Since 2017: Concerts at Søholm Opera, Samsø.

7 Dec, 2019, Tranebjerg Kirke.
Händel: The Messiah (excerpts from part 1 and 2).
Soloists: Clara Thomsen, Laura Meyer, Anders Kampmann and Teit Kanstrup.
Ad hoc professional ensemble.
Concertmaster: Christine Pryn. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau

6 Dec, 2019, Tranebjerg Kirke, Samsø.
“A Christmas Celebration”.
Clara Thomsen, soprano. Lise Christensen, mezzo. Copenhagen Girls’ Choir.

Professional ad hoc orchestra.
Concertmaster: Christine Pryn. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau

9 Dec, 2018, Samsø Hallen.
“A Christmas Spectacular”
Soloists: Elsebeth Dreisig, soprano. Camilla Dayyani, jazz singer. Lise Christensen, mezzo. Mike Bracegirdle, tenor.
Orchestra: Musicians from Århus SO and Sankt Annæ Mgk. Copenhagen Girls’ Choir and school children from Samsø. Harp: Joost Schelling.
Concertmaster: Tue Lautrup. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau

24 July, 2018, Løghallen, Samsø.
“A cocktail of voices”. Final concert of the annual opera week: “Opera in unlikely places”
Soloists: Lucia Cervoni, Laura Mayer and Lise Christensen, mezzos. Signe Schnee Schreiber and Camilla Illeborg, sopranos. David Danholt, Mike Bracegirdle and Jacob Andersen, tenor. Nicolai Elsberg, bass.  Professional chamber group.
Concertmaster: Clara Glasdam. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau

10 Dec, 2017, Samsø Hallen.
“A Christmas Spectacular”.
Mike Bracegirdle, tenor.
Orchestra: Musicians from Århus Symphony Orchestra and Sankt Annæ Mgk.
Copenhagen Girls’ Choir, Samsø Children’s Choir, Musisk Skole, Kalundborg and Mårslet Kirkes Pigekor.
Concertmaster: Tue Lautrup. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau

2017-2019: Christmas Concerts with Danmarks Underholdningsorkester
(The Danish Chamber Orchestra)

2019: Dec 14, 15, 17, Helligaandskirken, Cph.
2018: Dec 15, 16, Helligaandskirken, Cph.
2017: Dec 16, 17, Helligaandskirken, Cph.
Harpist: Mette Franck (2017 and 2018), Zachary Hatcher (2019). Copenhagen Girls’ Choir.
Concertmaster: Julie Eskær (2017 and 2019), Marianne Sørensen (2018).
Conductor: Anne Marie Granau.

23 Oct, 2018, Helligaandskirken, Cph: World premiere: “Lysmørket” by Rasmus Zwicki.
Danmarks Underholdningsorkester (The Danish Chamber Orchestra)
Copenhagen Girls’ Choir, (Sankt Annæ Pigekor)
Nicolai Elsberg, bass. Conductor: Anne Marie Granau.

Dec 2017- Feb 2018: Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus, DK
Chorus Master in La Traviata by Verdi.
Director: Lothar Krause. Conductor: Tecwyn Evans

Dec 9, 10, 11 2015: Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, DK (South Jutland SO).
3 Christmas Concerts. Presenter: Signe Lindkvist

Dec 9:   Musik og Teaterhuset, Aabenraa.
Dec 10: Stadthalle, Eckernförde.
Dec 11: Alsion, Sønderborg

Since Aug 2014: Chief conductor of Copenhagen Girls’ Choir (Sankt Annæ Pigekor).
Patron: HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Winning gold and silver prizes in several international choir competitions: The International Bruckner Choir Competition 2015, 2017 and 2019, Linz (AT). The International Schubert Choir Competition 2016, Vienna (AT), and the International Schuman Competition 2018, Zwickau, DE

Dec 2014: Grethe Kolbes Mindelegat (Memorial Award) from Danish Conductors Association (Dansk Kapelmesterforening).
Grethe Kolbe was Denmark’s first professional female conductor, and worked for many years with the Danish Radio Sinfonietta.

Aug 2014: Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, DK (South Jutland SO).
Masterclass with Jorma Panula

2010-2014: The Royal Danish Opera/Det Kgl. Teater
July 2012 – Jan 2014: Chorus Master and assistant conductor at the Royal Danish Opera.
Working closely with conductors such as: Pier Giorgio Morandi, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Bertrand de Billy, Paolo Carigniani, Michael Boder, Michael Schønwandt, Stefano Ranzani, Cornelius Meister, Roland Böer, Leo Hussain, Giuliano Carella.

Jan 2012: The Royal Danish Opera, Old Stage. Operatic concert.
Royal Danish Opera Orchestra (Det Kgl. Kapel) and the Royal Danish Opera Chorus.
Sharing the concert with conductor Jesper Nordin.

May 2010 – June 2012: Assistant conductor at the Royal Danish Opera.

Also conducting rehearsals with Royal Opera Orchestra, and backstage in performances.
Standby conductor in performances.

Working with conductors like Leo Hussain, Paolo Carigniani, Stefano Ranzani, Michael Boder, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Cornelius Meister, Giuliano Carella, Roland Böer and Michael Schönwandt.

 10 Aug 2010: Athelas Sinfonietta CopenhagenThe Millennium Project – a musical Journey. Opening the Stockholm Culture Festival 2010.
(Jacob Groth’s music to the Millennium-trilogy – books by Stieg Larsson).

8 May 2010: Athelas Sinfonietta CopenhagenThe Millennium Project – a Musical Journey at Den Sorte Diamant in Copenhagen on 8th May

April 2010: St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic “Nordic Shores”
The little philharmonic hall, St. Petersburg
World premiere of Karsten Fundal’s Harp Concerto. Harpist: Ellen Sejersted Bødtker.
Ruders: 4 compositions, Sibelius: Romance for string orchestra

Oct 11-15, 2010: Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen  6 “Icebreaker-concerts” (Isbryder-koncerter)
Tour in DK. Music by Jeppe Just Christensen

May 4 2009: Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Opening the Cannes Film Festival 2009
Karsten Fundal: music to the film “The Flame and citron” and Groth’s music to “Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy”

March 2009: Ars Nova Copenhagen
2 concerts in March with contemporary Danish vocal music (review here) attached review) 1 preparation for Ars Nova’s concert with Anthony Rooley

15 june 2009: Klangfestival 2009. 60th Birthday Concert for Poul Ruders: Ruder’s 3 motets

2009: DR – Danmarks Radio Vokalensemblet (Danish Radio Vocal Ensemble)
Preparing 13 contemporary a cappella pieces

2009: Open Air Opera / Opera under åben himmel. Jægerspris Slot.
Performing at an old castle in Denmark for 3000 people. Orchestra: Musicians from Royal Opera Orchestra.
Ad hoc opera chorus.  Soloists: Karin Thulemark, soprano. Maria Hanke, Mezzo. Mathias Hedegaard, teonr.  Steffen Bruun, bass.

Feb/Mar 2008: Opera Nord and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen
Opera world premiere : “Heart in a Plastic Bag” by Jovanka Trbojevic (docu- opera).

Co-conductor to Hannu Lintu.

Director: Skøien. Stage and costume design: Skinnarmo
Orchestra: Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. I was in charge of musical rehearsals.

Sep 2007: Woodhouse Opera, Cunning Little Vixen. Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey. UK

July-Sep 2006: British Youth Opera
Performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugine Onegin.

Also assistant conductor to Peter Robinson, then musical director of BYO.
Orchestra: South Bank Sinfonia.

June 2006: Royal College of Music- Britten International Opera School
1 performance of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges”. And assistent conductor in the production where we also did Ravel’s “L’Heure Espangole”. Assisting Michael Rosewell, director of the Britten International Opera School. I was leading several musical rehearsals.

2005: The Royal College of Music
Conductor in Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Jane Manning,Julian Jacobson and Ida Falk Winland

Education

Royal College of Music
Postgraduate Diploma, Orchestral Conducting · (2004 – 2006).
Teacher: Neil Thomson. Orchestration: Kenneth Hesketh. Scholarship from The Templeton Award. Support from Augustinus Foundation, Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond , Knud Højgaards Fond.

Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium /The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Conductors class, postgraduate, orchestral and choral conducting · (2001 – 2004). Teachers: Frans Rasmussen (orchestral) and Dan-Olof Stenlund (choral). Orchestration: Karsten Fundal. Score reading: Erik Karlberg. Piano: Nina Gade. Vocal studies: Else Paaske.

Københavns Universitet
Bachelor’s degree, musicology and Danish Literature · (1996 – 2001)

Sankt Annae Gymnasium
A-level, Music and compulsary studies · (1992 – 1995)

Masterclasses

Nov 2008: Danish Conductors Association. Masterclass with Helmuth Rilling  Trinitatis Church, Copenhagen

Feb 2008: St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Masterclass with Leif Segerstam St. Petersburg, Russia
Selected for the final concert

Oct 2005: Royal College of Music.  Masterclass with Marin Alsop and the Royal College Symphony Orchestra.

Oct 2005: Luzerne Symphony Orchestra Masterclass with Bernard Haitink

May 2005: Royal College of Music. Masterclass with Bernard Haitink and the Royal College Symphony Orchestra.
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