Soprano JOANNE LUNN studied at the Royal College of Music in London, where she was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal.
Joanne’s operatic engagements have included her ENO debut in Steven Pimlott’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Harry Christophers, the role of Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Venice conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and directed by David Pountney, a tour of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Spain, and semi-staged productions of Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Paris and for the Beijing International Music Festival (directed by Sir Jonathan Miller).
In concert, Joanne has performed in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the LSO at the Barbican Hall. She has appeared as soloist in Messiah in the Halle Handel Festival, at St. Mark’s Venice, with Bach Collegium Japan (Suzuki), and with the Mozarteum Orchester in Salzburg, as well as in Handel’s L’Allegro and Haydn’s Heiligmesse, Harmoniemesse, and Paukenmesse with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Her busy concert schedule has also featured Bach’s Magnificat at the BBC Proms with the Academy of Ancient Music and with Bach Collegium Japan; Rutter’s Requiem with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer; Haydn’s The Seasons with the Huddersfield Choral Society; Fauré’s Requiem in Toulouse directed by Marc Minkowski; and Bach’s Mass in B-minor with Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, with the Academy of Ancient Music in Alzenau, and with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Minkowski, for the Akademie der alte Musik, and at the Sage, Gateshead. She has appeared in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor for the City of London Sinfonia and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Mozart’s Requiem in Moscow and at the Mariinsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg; Purcell’s The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation and The Fairy Queen in Salzburg; Bach’s Easter Oratorio with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales under Nicholas Kraemer; Haydn’s “Nelson” Mass for the Ulster Orchestra; Rutter’s Mass of the Children at St. Paul’s Cathedral and at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Harmoniemesse for Scottish Chamber Orchestra; L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed il Moderato at the Handel Festival in Göttingen; The Creation at Cadogan Hall; Zelenka’s Missa Votiva for Musik Podium Stuttgart; and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow.
Further concert performances have ranged from Saul with Cappella Amsterdam and with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to the first performances of J.C Bach’s Mailänder Vesperpsalmen with Concerto Köln at the Frauenkirche, Dresden; Bach Cantatas with Le Concert Lorrain; Belinda in Dido and Aeneas in Warsaw; Israel in Egypt with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker; St. John Passion with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Minkowski); and Graun’s Der Tod Jesu with Collegium Vocale. She also appeared at the Niedersächsische Musiktage with Bach Collegium Japan in programs of Bach cantatas, and also in his Christmas Oratorio at the Tonhalle, Zürich (Suzuki) and concerts with Bachakademie Stuttgart and Tafelmusik (Toronto).
Joanne is featured as a soloist on many CD recordings. Her discography includes Vivaldi’s Laudate Pueri with The King’s Consort (Hyperion), Haydn Masses with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir (Philips), John Rutter’s Mass of the Children with the City of London Sinfonia conducted by the composer (Collegium), Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach cantatas cycle recorded during the Bach Pilgrimage in 2000 (Deutsche Grammophon/Soli Deo Gloria), Bach’s Easter Oratorio with Frieder Bernius and the Stuttgart Kammerchor (Carus), Bach motets with The Hilliard Ensemble (ECM), Messiah with the RPO and John Rutter, Bach Wedding Cantata BWV 202 with Bach Collegium Japan (BIS), and Bach St. John Passion with the Dunedin Consort (Linn), which was nominated for a Gramophone award.
Recent engagements include Fairy Queen at the Konzerthaus, Vienna, concerts at the Rhine Valley Music Festival, a series of concerts at the Oregon Bach Festival, and Monteverdi’s Vespers with the Dunedin Consort.
Engagements in 2015/2016 include a tour of L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed il Moderato with Rudolf Lutz, Bach cantatas with Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon), a U.S. tour with Bach Collegium Japan, Messiah with Tafelmusik (Toronto), Israel in Egypt and St. John Passion with Concerto Copenhagen, and concerts with the Dunedin Consort and Knabenchor Hannover.
Joanne Lunn is represented by Hazard Chase (hazardchase.com)