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Studying under the sponsorship of the Austrian-American Society Andrea Lauren Brown was a summer academy prize-winner at the Internationale Sommerakademie of the Universitaet-Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in 2002. Returning to the area for singing engagements, she then won second place at the International Competition of the ARD in Munich, Germany in 2003. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, she studied piano and flute before turning to singing, studying with Joy Vandever and Laura Brooks Rice. Andrea Brown holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University, in Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Andrea Brown made an early opera debut with seventeen years of age, singing Meg in Libby Larsen’s A Wrinkle in Time. Next to engagements in the USA she has performed in many of the most important theaters and festivals of Europe, performing both opera and concert repertoire at the Komische Oper Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Schwetzinger, Haydn and Ludwigsburger festivals, at Mondsee, Lockenhaus, Utrecht, at the Munich Philharmonic and at the Spoleto festival. Performing a variety of roles, her vocal flexibilty can be heard in roles from Mozart’s time and earlier as well as in later works, including the roles “Norina” in Don Pasquale at the Landestheater, Salzburg and a world premiere of I Hate Mozart at Theater an der Wien. She has sung with renown orchestras such as the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, The Chamber Philharmonic of Karlsruhe and the Bremer Philharmonic, the Tonkuenstler Orcherstra of Niederoesterreich and Anima Eterna under the direction of Jos van Immerseel, Frieder Bernius, Adam Fischer, Martin Haselboeck, Thomas Hengelbrock, Johannes Kalitzke, Tonu Kaljuste, Kay Johannsen, Christoph Poppen, Ola Rudner, Stefan Vlader and Ralf Weikert.

Time after time she received reviews for her infallible ease of performance and brilliance with which she interprets the most varying of styles from Baroque to modern, often compared with Cecilia Bartoli in her temperament and agility with coloratura passages. Brown can be heard in numerous radio recordings, including solo cantatas from Scarlatti, solo recitals, operas as well as extraordinary parts in oratorios such as in Mozart’s Davide Penitente. She has recorded for various CD labels including Carus, Col legno, CPO, ECM, Harmonia Mundi France, BMG Germany, Lyrichord, Naxos and ORF. She received special mention in the BBC Magazine Music Awards as a “Radiant Soprano” in her performance of Mendelssohn’s Magnificat. Other noteworthy reviews include for her role in Zumsteeg’s Die Geisterinsel from Musica Dei Donum: “Andrea Lauren Brown has the vocally most-demanding part as Ariel, and she masters her role magnificently. She sings her arias with impressive ease, bt also portrays her character convincingly.” Musical America described her voice for the leading role of Simona at Theater an der Wien as "showing a luscious, radiant soprano" in Bernhard Lang’s world premiere of his opera commemoration, I Hate Mozart, now available on DVD. Newest releases stretch from early music recordings of Carissimi and Praetorius with the Weser Renaissance Ensemble, through baroque music including rare treasures of Leopold von Plawenn through Simon Mayr’s Samuele, Gioas, Jakob, a lesser known opera of Donizetti, Aristea and Schumann’s Myrthenlieder.

Her love of Chamber Music and Lied brought her together with Helmut Deutsch, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Thomas Larcher, Christoph Hammer and Norman Shetler. Extensive work in early music led her to collaborate often with period specialists, including members of the Freiburger Barockorchester, L’ Arpe Festante, Le Nuove Musiche, Weser Renaissance, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, the Cantus Firmus Ensemble, Orlando di Lasso Ensemble, Peter Kooji and Sette Voce, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Rayuela and La Chapelle Rhénane in a variety of baroque and early classical opera performances, including King Arthur, The Fairy Queen, Acis and Galatea, Dido and Aeneas, Die Aeolsharfe, La Calisto, Ariadne and Ulysses. Her tours often include famous works of J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Handel, Mozart’s c moll Messe and Davide Penitente, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphonie, Haydn’s Il ritorno di Tobia, Die Schoepfung and Jahreszeiten, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Elias, and Psalm 42, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana Berio’s Sequenza and Arvo Pärts Misere and When Sarah was Ninety Years Old.