Eine neue stimme in Berlin is a blog about my experiences and progress as I learn the German language and develop vocally at postgraduate level in a new city. I hope to share my time abroad with other people who may be intrigued about my journey or in a similar situation and feel inspired to do the same. As a young artist who is not currently on the collegiate path to a professional singing career I understand and am aware of the difficulties that young singers face if you’re going it alone – finding a teacher, keeping confidence up, doing numerous auditions, working on the right repertoire – I am doing it too! But I believe you can take your training in your own hands and if you have the right passion and focus you can come on leaps and bounds.
Suzanne Fischer is a young British soprano based in Berlin, Germany. Fluent in Italian after a year’s study in Milan, Italy, Suzanne has a degree in Music from The University of Edinburgh. Awards whilst in Edinburgh include winning the Tovey Memorial Prize, the Michael Shea Bursary and the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize in the Margaret Fletcher Compeition. Since graduating in 2010 Suzanne has been working on her vocal development, spending time in West Australia and has now settled in Berlin where she works regularly with coaches at the Deutsche Oper, studies privately in Turin with Laura Claycomb and travels to Vienna to work with Rusalina Mochukova and Chanda VanderHart. In the past Suzanne has performed a large number of oratorios and undertaken various operatic roles and opera scenes for groups including the John Armitage Trust, Edinburgh Studio Opera and Hand Made Opera. Suzanne is hoping to continue her studies further and is applying for various opportunities on the continent.