Léonie Sonning Scholars 2012

Dénise Beck

In 2008, Dénise Beck made her debut at Volksoper Wien in the role of Countess Anastasia in Kalman’s ‘Die Csardasfürstin’. In 2010, she was awarded 2nd prize in the Richard Tauber Competition in London, and the following year she won both the Ina Nielsen Prize and the Danish Radio P2’s Talent Prize. Dénise Beck has both sung Lieder and appeared in many operatic roles, masses, cantatas and oratorios. She has been a soloist with the Wiener Symfonikernes Straussensemble, with whom she is issuing a CD in 2012.

Biography

Dénise Beck’s musical life got underway when she started to play the violin at the age of seven. As a child and young woman she loved to dance, dress up and perform for others. After taking the Basic Course at the Copenhagen Music College in Frederiksberg, she won 1st prize in the 2004 ‘Young Singers’ competition and was shortly afterwards accepted at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She completed her education under, among others, Professor Lukasovsky, passing with distinction. After Vienna, she was accepted for the soloist class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, where she has studied under Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller, Ulrich Stærk, Mikael Eliasen and Bo Skovhus.

In 2008, Dénise Beck made her debut at Volksoper Wien in the role of Countess Anastasia in Kalman’s ‘Die Csardasfürstin’. In 2010, she was awarded 2nd prize in the Richard Tauber Competition in London, and the following year she won both the Inga Nielsen Prize and the Danish Radio P2’s Talent Prize. Dénise Beck has both sung Lieder and appeared in many operatic roles, masses, cantatas and oratorios. She has been a soloist with the  Wiener Symfonikernes Straussensemble, with whom she is issuing a CD in 2012.

Scholarship from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation

Dénise Bach intends to use the scholarship from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation partly to enlarge her repertoire and partly ‘to develop the broader, lyrical coloratura potential of her voice. This will be under Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller in Copenhagen and under Mignon Dunn, who is a singer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and teacher at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

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