Iven, Christiane

Prof. Christiane Iven

Christiane Iven was internationally active as an opera and concert singer for three decades (1986 – 2015). Today, she is professor of singing and vice-president at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich and also works as a director and coach.

She began her singing career as a mezzo-soprano and later switched to soprano. She was a permanent ensemble member at various theatres, including many years at the Stuttgart State Opera. Her recitals with the pianists Burkhard Kehring, Igor Levit, Wolfram Rieger, András Schiff, Jan Philip Schulze and others were an important part of Christiane Iven’s concert activities and her special passion. She has performed at major music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Schwetzingen SWR Festival.

From 2001-2007 Christiane Iven was a professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since 2013 she has held a professorship for singing at the University of Music and Theatre Munich, where she has also been vice-president since 2021. She is a jury member at international singing competitions and gives numerous singing courses, including at the International Music Academy for Soloists (IMAS), at the International Hugo Wolf Academy and at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg.

She was awarded the Lower Saxony State Prize for her outstanding artistic achievements and was named a Baden-Württemberg Chamber Singer.

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