Voice group: Alto
Mareike Braun began her musical training in the girls’ choir in Hanover. Besides this, she studied at the Musikhochschule in Hanover with Christiane Iven, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Rudolf Piernay and currently works with Snezana Stamenkovic. Her operatic repertoire is wide-ranging and includes, among other roles, Dido (“Dido and Æneas”), Ottone (“Agrippina”), Dritte Dame (ʺDie Zauberflöteʺ), Cherubino (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Blumenmädchen (“Parsifal”), Zweite Norn (“Götterdämmerung”) and Orpheus.
Mareike Braun made her début on the concert stage in 2003 with the NDR Radiophilharmonie. At the Alte Oper in Frankfurt she sang beside Helen Donath in the Second Symphony by Gustav Mahler. She sang the second soprano part under the direction of Christopher Hogwood in Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang”-Symphonie. Her concert repertoire ranges from Pergolesi’s “Stabat mater” to a number of works by Bach and Händel all the way to Mahler’s orchestra songs. She collaborates with such distinguished conductors as Cornelius Meister, Moshe Atzmon, Andrew Parrott and James Gaffigan and has appeared, among other venues, at the Musikfest in Stuttgart, in the NDR’s Grosse Sendesaal in Hanover and in Barbican Hall in London.
Mareike Braun was a prize winner at the International Johannes Brahms Competition, received grants from the Bischöflichen Studienförderung Cusanuswerk, the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation and the Richard Wagner Verband. At the 2012 Festival in Göttingen Mareike Braun sang the title role in
“Amadigi di Gaula”. That same year she joined forces in concert with the Lautten Compagney in Berlin singing the principal role in Händel’s “Rinaldo”.
Mareike Braun has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus since 2013.