BiographyCarine Maree Tinney was born in Scotland in 1989. The Scottish-Maltese soprano studied at Edinburgh Napier University under Andrew Doig and Paul Keohone, where she was awarded the Harold Gray Prize for Solo Singing. After completing a master's degree in Lied Interpretation under Gerhild Romberger and Manuel Lange at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, she pursued another master's degree in Opera Singing at the same institution.
During her time in Germany, Carine worked as a soloist with renowned conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Jeannette Sorrell, and Jonathan Cohen. Some concert highlights include performing Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony at the Berlin Philharmonie, Bach's St. Matthew Passion in the Centennial Hall in Rock Island, USA, Handel's Messiah with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the USA, and Mozart's Great C Minor Mass in the Dresden Kreuzkirche. Carine made her debut in 2018 at the Handel Festival in Halle with the Camerata Bern conducted by Attilio Cremonesi. She also performed the new opera "Are these waves" by Scottish composer Jane Dickson at La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2017, she was awarded the BECA Bach Scholarship in Barcelona, leading to numerous concerts featuring J.S. Bach's works.
In 2014, Carine Tinney took on the role of Pamina in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" in a production at the Landestheater Detmold and the title role in Massenet's "Cendrillon." In 2019, she made her debut at the Opéra de Lille in a production of Purcell's "The Indian Queen" conducted by Emmanuelle Haim, which was later broadcast on "Mezzo TV."
As a specialist in lieder, oratorio, and early music, Carine has given concerts worldwide, including in Scotland, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, China, Japan, and America. She is a laureate of the International Hugo Wolf Academy Competition for Lied Art in Stuttgart and the Alumni/ASTA Competition for Lied Singing. In 2020, she performed with the renowned early music ensemble "Solazzo" for the TV program "Arte Concert." In the 2020/21 season, Carine was the "Artist in Residence" at the "Trigonale Festival of Early Music" in Austria, where she performed concerts throughout the year.
In the 22/23 concert season, she performed various concerts under musical direction of Attilio Cremonesi, including the soprano part in Bach's St. John Passion with the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn as well the role of the Angel in Handel's "La Resurrezione" at the Handel Festival in Halle and Karlsruhe. She also collaborated with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging under the direction of Shunske Sato, performing works by Christoph Graupner and other composers at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, which was immediately followed by re-invations for upcoming concert in the Netherlands.
In 23/24, Carine Tinney will again perform with the Sollazzo Ensemble in the Netherlands and Belgium under the direction of Anna Danilevskaya. In Edinburgh, she will present works for organ and soprano at St. Giles Cathedral, featuring compositions by Gustav Mahler, Max Reger and Louis Vierne. In Herne, she will be heard in various roles in Antonia Bembo's "Ercole Amante" at the Early Music Festival under the direction of Jörg Halubek and his ensemble Il Gusto Barroco. Additionally, she will sing Handel's Messiah in Glasgow under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
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