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Betts-Dean

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Betts-Dean

I love introducing people to music they might not know yet. There’s so much incredible repertoire out there that has been largely ignored – I just want to shine a light on as much of it as I can with the voice I’ve been given. It’s a huge honour.

b.1990

Berlin, Germany

 

Based

London, UK

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Melbourne, Australia

 
 

Welcome to the website of Australian vocalist Lotte Betts-Dean.

Lotte is a mezzo soprano whose performance experience encompasses contemporary repertoire, early music, art song, opera, experimental music and non-classical collaborations. She is a vocalist with ensemble x.y and is an Associate Artist with the Southbank Sinfonia.

Lotte is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (Master of Arts) and the Conservatorium of Music at Melbourne University (Bachelor of Music), and an Australian National Academy of Music Fellowship Alumnus.

Read her full biography here, or scroll down for the latest news.

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  • October 2017: Lotte wins the 2017 Southbank Sinfonia Peter Hulsen Orchestral Award and becomes the orchestra's newest Associate Artist for the coming season.
  • October 2017: Lotte and Joseph Havlat's recital featuring Messiaen's Harawi is broadcast on 3MBS FM's Melbourne in Concert Program, alongside a live interview with presenter Stewart Kelly. The 90 minute program is available to listen to online here- press play on the program from 15 October.
  • September 2017: Lotte and pianist Hannah Harnest reach the semi finals of the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition
  • August 2017: Lotte is profiled and interviewed in the Australian Women London blog. Check it out here
  • July 2017: Lotte and guitarist Andrey Lebedev receive a glowing review in The Guardian for their recital at Buxton International Festival. Read it on the Guardian website here 
  • April 2017: Lotte wins Robert Salzer Foundation Scholarship, Jean Brunning Memorial People's Choice Award and Kaye Allen Memorial Award for Best Program at the Lieder Society of Victoria's National Liederfest, Melbourne
  • April 2017: Lotte and pianist Joseph Havlat receive praise for their recitals of Messiaen's Harawi: Songs of Love and Death in Melbourne and Hobart. Read the reviews on the press page
  • March 2017: Lotte and pianist Hannah Harnest reach the semi finals of Das Lied International Song Competition held in Heidelberg, Germany. Watch their first round performance here