Interview

Where do I come from
From Erding, nearby Munich/Germany
Why do I sing?
My soul is well when I am singing
And what do I like apart from singing?
Meeting friends, pronging my garden, hiking, reading, animals, cozy evenings, chatting, traveling and my family.
My own personal musical highlight?
Messiah at the Handel Festival in Halle/ Germany (Cond: Howard Arman)
My motto?
Arise and shine, for your light has come (Jesaja 60,1)

Biography

Born in Erding, close to Munich/ Germany, Anna- Maria Palii started her courses of studies in the subjects of science education, psychology and music education at the University of Bamberg/ Germany and switched later to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz/ Austria, to study voice classes with Elena Pakratova, Joseph Breinl and Christine Whittlesey, where she completed her Master of Arts in 2018.

Her musical knowledge was furthered since winter semester 2018/19 at the University of Music and Theater in Munich with the voice class of KS Prof. Christiane Iven, completing her master‘s course in concert performance.

She received musical impulses from Julie Kaufmann and Edith Wiens, in addition, she attended masterclasses by Thomas Hampson, Thomas Quasthoff, Jan Philip Schulze, Robert Holl, Joshua Rifkin, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hedwig Fassbender, James Bailieu and Caroline Dowdle.

Anna-Maria Palii is an awardee of the Rotary Club, the Irmler- Foundation by the University of Bamberg/ Germany, the Bayerischen Singakademie (Bavarian Singing Academy) and the Festival Academy of Verbier/ Switzerland. She is a laureate of the Irmler Music Competition Bamberg and the Rotary Music Competition. For the season of 2018/19, she is an awardee of the Britten- Pears Young Artist Program.

Since 2016, the young soprano holds a position in the Bayerische Rundfunkchor (Bavarian Broadcast Choir) and owns a very active concert career as a soloist. She collaborates with the Symphony orchestra of the Bavarian Broadcast, Concerto Cologne, the Academy of Early Music Berlin, the Verbier Festival Orchestra the Munich Radio Orchestra, together with such conductors as Peter Dijkstra, Howard Arman, Mariss Jansons, Matthias Pintscher, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Until now, she has multitudinous engagements such as the Verbier Festival/ Switzerland, the International Haendel Festival in Halle/ Germany and Opera Graz/ Austria.

Furthermore, she can be heard regularly as an interpreter for contemporary music together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Broadcast within the scope of the internationally renowned concerts series Musica Viva. In the summer of 2019, she will make her debut at the Salzburg Summer Music Festival as a soloist, performing Arvo Pärts „Miserere” together with the Austrian Ensemble.