Johanna Krumin Soprano

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Mikis Theodorakis about CD Echo Wall:
“Johanna sings it in such a way that you have to listen. You can’t get any closer to me as a musician.” (Athens diary Asteris Kutulas 29.07.2015)

Johanna Krumin studied in her hometown of Berlin singing with Prof. Renate Krahmer and Julia Varady (HfM Hanns Eisler) and church music.
Master classes with KS Reiner Goldberg and Marianne Fischer-Kupfer supplemented the training.

During her studies, she worked in the teaching position for choral conducting and singing and permanently employed in the Rias Kammerchor Berlin.

This was followed by stage engagements, including at the Ruhrtriennale, at some German theaters, at the Mongolian State Opera Ulan Bator and at the Hamburg State Opera as a cover.

As a concert and oratorio singer Johanna Krumin has sung, among others. at the Bachfest Leipzig, the MDR Musiksommer, with the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Octet, the Bach Collegium Berlin, the BSO, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Potsdamer Kammerakademie, the Neue Westfälische Philharmonie, the Preussische Kammerorchester, the Filmorchester Babelsberg, the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, at various European chamber music festivals, in the form of radio concerts and CD recordings.

The most important opera roles are:
Manon (Massenet), Contessa (Mozart), Pamina, Donna Anna/ Donna Elvira, Antonia/ Giulietta, Violetta, Adina and Sophie Scholl (The White Rose).
For the role of Manon/Massenet she was nominated as the best young singer of the year (Critics’ Prize).

In addition, there are regular artistic-musical collaborations with partners such as the German Bundestag, the German Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute, the Olympiastadion Berlin, Phase 7 performing art, in film music programs (Hans Zimmer/Ennio Morricone), as a presenter and as a co-trainer with the Leadership Orchestra (in-house trainings).

Besides regular pedagogical activities Johanna Krumin followed invitations to lead workshops such as “Le chant – Le Lied” at the German Cultural Week Benin/Africa, invitations to publish an article in the magazine “Forum Kirchenmusik” about text treatment in singing, to give lectures on the topic “Relationship word and sound in singing” as well as the appointment to the jury of “Jugend musiziert”.

Her song solo CD, co-produced by Bayerischer Rundfunk, won the Supersonic Award.

Johanna Krumin loves extraordinary musical formats, such as singing live from horseback in baroque shows.