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Rannveig Braga


University of Music Vienna

Teaching languages: German | English | Icelandic

Rannveig Braga teaches at the Viennese “Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst”, at the “Institut für Gesang und Musiktheater” and at the “Institut Salieri–Gesang” (pedagogy). Invitations brought her abroad, e.g. in 2009 and 2011 to Taiwan to lead a masterclass at the Tunghai-university in the frame of the Tunghai Music Festival, and in 2010 to China (faculty of voice pedagogy of the Schenyang Conservatory). Born in Iceland, she studied solo, Lied, oratorio, opera and pedagogy at the Viennese Music university, achieved her diplomas with distinction and was awarded by the grade magistra artium and by the appreciation prize of the Austrian ministry of arts and science.

Appearances on stage already during her study. Engagements at the Vienna Opera studio, at the Viennese State Opera (1987-1991), at the Salzburg Easter- and summer-festivals, at the Frankfurt Opera (1997-2000), as well as guest appearances in Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland and Austria (e.g. Rosina/Barbiere di Seviglia/Rossini, Cherubino/Nozze di Figaro)Mozart, composer/Ariadne/R. Strauss, Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel/Humperdinck, Despina/Cosi fan tutte/Mozart). Her wide-ranging artistic activities feature thematic Lieder-performances, solo-appearances in oratorio-performances and involvements at numerous first-night performances and premières of music, some of what composed for her.

Rannveig Braga has taken part at numerous CD-recordings, among others: “Die Frau ohne Schatten” (ML: Sir Georg Solti, Decca), “Salome” (ML: Christoph von Dohnanyi, Decca), “La Traviata” (Verlag Naxos). Her Lieder-CDs featuring Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Grieg were nominated for the music prize “Best Icelandic classics CDs”. In 2000 the Icelandic president awarded her the “Ritterkreuz des isländischen Falkenordens” for outstanding artistic achievements.

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