Anne Buter – mezzo soprano

Anne Buter, born near Cologne, studied solo singing at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Prof. Daphne Evangelatos and graduated with a master class diploma.

Prize winner at the Hans Pfitzner Competition in 1994 and at the international Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1996.

Concerts under Christoph Eschenbach and Sir Colin Davis, Roderich Kreile, have taken her to the Prinzregententheater, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Stedelijkmuseum Amsterdam, the Kings’s Hall London, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and the Kreuzkirche in Dresden.

She has given concerts with well-known performers, including Thomas Quasthoff and the Gewandhausoktett Leipzig.

Anne Buter is a guest at international festivals: “Musicades” in Lyon, “Scarlatti Festival” in Naples, “Festival of Central European Culture” in London, the “Bachfest” in Leipzig and “La Musica” in Sarasota/Florida.

CD recordings with the Orpheus Ensemble Munich, as well as a complete recording with songs by Franz Schreker. Other recordings with the Dresdener Kreuzchor and the Gewandhaus Kammerchor.

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Press comments

… Anne Buter used her wonderfully wide-ranging voice in many different ways: she knew how to encounter the genre in finely modelled sound masses and delicate vibrato up to almost complete withdrawal. Guitarist Peter Meier was thus able to fully show off his sensitive accompaniment through sounding transparency and precise tone shaping… enthusiastic applause and the enjoyment of spirited encores by Joaquin Rodrigo. (SC) Guitarist Peter Meier was thus also able to fully come into his own as a sensitive accompanist through sonorous transparency and precise tone shaping…enthusiastic applause and the enjoyment of spirited encores by Joaquin Rodrigo. (SZ)

… Anne Buter bewitched with a flawless, exceptionally melodious mezzo-soprano: radiant and voluminous in the high register, stable in the lower registers and never tilting… (SZ)

… It was also a pleasure to watch and listen to her congenial companion Peter Meier on the guitar – the ease with which he elicits a variety of timbres and melodies from his instrument with the highest perfection… (Stuttgarter Allgemeine)

… The radiant mezzo-soprano Anne Buter has a multifaceted voice with a pleasantly warm timbre, solidly trained but already naturally rich in expression and absolutely convincing even in the delicate piano… the well-balanced selection of Franz Schubert’s songs (carefully and well-sounding arranged from the piano for the guitar by accompanist Peter Meier) convinced with an extraordinary sense of word and phrase… (Rheinische Post)