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Frauke Jürgensen, soprano, studied theory and composition at Western University, performance and musicology at McGill University, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She performs a wide range of repertoire from late-medieval to contemporary, with a focus on Early Music as well as art song. She has appeared with ensembles such as Northern Baroque, Ensemble Combassal, and Combinatorics. Her performances include cantatas such as Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Clérambault’s La Muse de l’Opéra and Händel’s Armida abbandonata, as well as Graun’s Der Tod Jesu and Händel’s Messiah, Gloria and Brockes-Passion, and Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. In 2017, she premièred a song cycle composed for her voice and solo cello by Aberdeenshire composer Geoff Palmer, Unidentified Edges. With the Aberdeen Early Music Collective, formed in 2014, she has embarked on a series of performance projects intended to showcase research by musicologists based in Aberdeen. Chez Schedel, a late-medieval programme centred around the city of Nuremberg, is based on her own research into 15th-century performance practice. The ensemble’s first recording, Prigionero d’Amor, consisting of recently-edited cantatas and sonate da chiesa of Vivaldi’s contemporary Giovanni Maria Ruggieri, was released on the Vox Regis label in 2018.

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