Canadian german soprano Anna-Sophie Neher received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Montreal Conservatory. After studying a year in New York under the tutelage of Sanford Sylvan and Dawn Upshaw, she completed her master's degree in 2018 at McGill University where she worked with Dominique Labelle. During her years of study, Anna-Sophie stood out in several competitions and received many grants, including one from the Sylva Gelber Foundation (2018) and the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation (2016-2018). In 2017, she won 1st place in the Manulife Competition of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra and the prestigious McGill University Wirth Prize. She also participated in the Montreal International Competition and the Salzburg International Mozartwettbewerb.
Anna-Sophie made her COC debut this year alongside Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila, creating the role of Lavia in the world premiere of Hadrian, Rufus Wainwright's new opera. Anna-Sophie’s operatic include Blanche (Dialogue of the Carmelites) with Opera McGill, Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Opera McGill (2017), Pamina (die Zauberflöte) organized by the Bard College (2016) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) with the Montreal Conservatory of Music (2014). In 2019, she will have her debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra by performing the role of Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro).
In concert, Anna-Sophie has been a soloist with numerous professional orchestras and choirs including the Gatineau Symphonic Orchestra and the Lanaudière International Festival’s Orchestra. She has been heard in Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, in the Cminor Mass, the Coronation Mass and Mozart's Requiem, in Schumann's Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, and in some Bach's cantatas at Bourgie Hall in Montreal. In 2019, you will be able to hear Anna-Sophie accompanied by her brother Carl Matthieu Neher at the piano on a Canadian tour organized by Jeunesses Musicales Canada.
Anna-Sophie is currently a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s prestigious Ensemble Studio.