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Signe Asmussen

mezzo-soprano
Ernesto Manuitt Hernández

Signe Asmussen (soprano) trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where she made her debut in the soloist class in 2001. With a large all-round repertoire, Signe Asmussen is one of the country’s most sought-after interpreters of lieder and has given a wealth of concerts in Denmark and abroad, where she has also given recitals at among other places the National Gallery and the Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. With her special interest in contemporary music, she has contributed to first performances of several new works and operas with ensembles such as Figura, Scenatet, Århus Sinfonietta and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. Signe Asmussen has been a soloist with almost all the country’s orchestras and has had several engagements at both the Royal Danish Theatre and the Danish National Opera. Besides the Aksel Schiøtz Prize she has received a number of awards and grants including the Sonning Grant in 2002 as well as the Tonny Landy and Tove Hyldgaard Grant.