Juliane Banse – Vice President
Few artists of her generation are as successful in so many spheres and with such varied repertoire as Juliane Banse. She made her stage debut as a twenty-year-old in the role of Pamina in Harry Kupfer’s production of The Magic Flute at the Komische Oper Berlin. Juliane Banse was born in southern Germany and grew up in Zurich; she studied with Paul Steiner and with Ruth Rohner at the Zurich Opera House, completing her studies under Brigitte Fassbaender and Daphne Evangelatos in Munich. She is a professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, gives master courses internationally and participates in juries of international competitions. Juliane Banse is at home at the world’s great opera houses (e.g. the Vienna and Berlin State Operas, Zurich Opera, Lyric Opera Chicago and Metropolitan Opera in New York) and has worked with renowned conductors (e.g. Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Franz Welser-Möst, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta and Manfred Honeck). Recitals have recently taken her to the Schubertiade in Vilabertran, to Oxford, the song week at Schloss Elmau and Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal. Many of her recordings have won awards, two of them receiving an Echo Classic Award: Braunfels’ Jeanne d’Arc with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Manfred Honeck (world premiere recording of the year) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under David Zinman.