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Bernarda Fink (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: August 29, 1955 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Argentinean mezzo-soprano, Bernarda Fink, was born to Slovenian parents in Buenos Aires, and received her vocal and musical education ot the Instituto Superio de Arte del Teatro Colón where she used to perform frequently, also maintaining a close connection with the Academia Bach de Buenos Aires and Festivales Musicales de Buenos Aires.

In 1985 Bernarda Fink won the First Prize at the Nuevas Voces Liricas competition and moved to Europe where she has since sung with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Oarchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra of Linz (Austria), The English Baroque Soloists, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Residentie Orkest of The Hague, I Solisti Veneti, New Japan Philharmonic, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and others.

Bernarda Fink has performed to wide critical acclaim at the Grand Théâtre de Génève, Czech National Opera, the opera houses of Montpellier and Innsbruck (Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria), Rennes (La Cenerentola), Barcelona, Salzburg (Così fan tutte), The Nederlandse Opera and Teatro Colón.

Bernarda Fink's recitals include performances at the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall (in the New York Festival of Song), the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Recently she has sung Wagner's Wesendonk Lieder, Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été, Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Dvořák's Biblical Songs among other works.

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Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Michel Corboz


BWV 232

Marcus Creed


BWV 244

Iván Fischer


BWV 244 [1st]

John Eliot Gardiner


BWV 6, BWV 34
BWV 63 [2nd]
BWV 245 [2nd], BWV 248 [DVD]

Daniel Harding


BWV 62 BWV 248/1-3 [1st], BWV 248/1-3 [2nd]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt


BWV 29 [2007], BWV 61 [2006], BWV 244 [4th], BWV 248
BWV 147, BWV 243

Philippe Herreweghe


BWV 125 [TV broadcasting]

René Jacobs


[V-1] (1995): BWV 225-230
V-2 (1992): BWV 232 [1st recording]
BWV 244 [2nd]
V-8 (2014, Video):
BWV 248 [2nd recording]

Petra Müllejans


BWV 35, BWV 169, BWV 170

Mario Videla


BWV 42
BWV 169, BWV 248/3-4

Jan Willem de Vriend


V-4 (2011): BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Bernarda Fink - mezzo-soprano (Hyperion)
On-Cue Profile: Bernarda Fink
Beyond the Iron Curtain (Vocal Arts Society)
Bernarda-Fink - mezzo soprano (Hyperion)
Bernarda Fink (Oster-Klang Wien) [German]
Featured Artist: Bernarda Fink (Harmonia Mundi)
Slovenija v svetu - Bernarda Fink [Slovenian]
Bernarda Fink - Schumann - Frauenliebe und Leben [French]
Bernarda Fink - Mezzosopran (R&B Artists) [German/French/English]
Bernarda Fink ou la sérénité [French]

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