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Charlotte Stoppelenburg, heralded for her rich and beautifully balanced voice, is an alto/mezzo-soprano with a very wide repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music. She is regularly invited as a soloist in Germany and has performed in almost every major concert hall in her native country, the Netherlands. Her talents have recently developed internationally with her December 2011 solo-alto performance of Händel’s Messiah with the Apollo Chorus at Symphony Center in Chicago. She has performed as a soloist in Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Bach cantatas and Passions (St. John’s Passion, St. Matthew’s Passion), Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, the Requiem of Duruflé, the Gloria of Vivaldi, Masses by Rossini, Gounod, Janaçek, Zelenka, Schubert, Schnittke’s Faust Cantata and Lauda per nativita of Respighi. She has also been a frequent guest soloist with the WDR-Rundfunkorchestra and the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne where she performed Berio's Folk Songs in 2007 at the Musiktriennale. Charlotte has performed regularly at chamber music festivals including the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam and Musikalischer Sommer Ostfriesland. Her affinity with music of our time has led her to collaborations with many Dutch and German composers. She regularly performs with her sister Josefien as an alto and soprano duo. In 1997, the sisters were the first to win the Princes Christina Competition for vocalists. The exceptional beauty of their blended voices has led to concert tours in United States, Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa and Italy and they are regularly seen and heard on Dutch national television and radio. Together with pianoduo Martijn and Stefan Blaak they fequently are guests as chambermusicplayers, known as the ensemble Brothers and Sisters. Charlotte also has a degree in German Language and Literature from the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam.