Annika will be performing in the ‘Musical Treasures’ Concert, September 8th at 2 p.m., Gregson & Weight Chapel, 119 Wises Road, Buderim.
Soprano Annika Hinrichs has been performing since the age of ten; early years in Central Queensland saw her travelling up to 750 km each week for trumpet, piano, and singing lessons. Her major influences have been Queensland Conservatorium teacher Margaret Schindler, with whom she began studies in 2012, and Margaret Baker-Genovesi, with whom she began studies in 2009. She holds a post-graduate and undergraduate degree in Opera and Classical Voice respectively from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she majored in Advanced Performance. Her awards include the Elizabeth Muir Post-Graduate Prize for Singing, both the Linda Edith Allen Post-graduate Opera Award the Linda Edith Allen Undergraduate Award, as well as the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship.
Annika made her professional debut in 2015 in La Boite Theatre’s adaptation of Medea, performing as the Greek chorus in a quartet of singers chosen from all over Australia. That same year, at the age of twenty, she became the youngest singer ever selected as a finalist in the prestigious Australia-wide Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award. She was also a a semi-finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition and a finalist in the National Liederfest, a feat she repeated in 2016, winning both the Ian Field Memorial Award for best diction and understanding of the German Language and the Bettine McCaughan Award. Since graduating from the Conservatorium in 2018 she has appeared in principal and leading roles with Brisbane City Opera and is currently employed as a soprano in the Schola of the Cathedral of St. Stephen.
Annika’s roles performed include ‘Princess Slayer’ in Richard Ferguson’s Opera Galactica, ‘Erste Dame’ (First Lady) in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, ‘Miss Wordsworth’ in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring (2016) and ‘Virtu’ in Monteverdi’s opera L’incoronazione di Poppea (2015); she also covered the lead role of Pamina in Mozart’s opera ‘Die Zauberflöte’ in 2016, and had the privilege of creating the lead role of ‘Matsya’ in Gerard Brophy’s opera A Water Parable for the 2014 world premiere of the opera Floods. She has been performing at private, public, corporate and charity events throughout Queensland since 2007, both as a soloist and as part of duet ensemble ELAN Sopranos. She enjoys increasing guest artist work which has included performances with the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra, the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, The Queensland Choir, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
TICKETS: $25 Adults; $15 Students. Tickets available on the day or by contacting Yvonne on 0431 550 713