Joanne Lunn studied at the Royal College of Music in London and, on leaving, was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal.
She sang solos for Sir John Eliot Gardiner many times throughout the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in the year 2000 and is featured on a Deutsche Grammophon recording. She has also recently performed Handel’s Israel in Egypt in Vienna and at the Salzburg Festival, and Handel’s Messiah in the Halle Handel Festival and St Mark’s Venice with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
She has sung regularly with both the New London Consort and Musicians of the Globe appearing in concert, on radio and recordings. Joanne Lunn also performs internationally as a soloist with many other leading groups such as Collegium Vocale, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music and The Gabrieli Consort. She has also formed a relationship with The Hilliard Ensemble singing Arvo Pärt’s Miserere.
Joanne Lunn made her English National Opera debut in Steven Pimlott’s new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, conducted by Harry Christophers. Other engagements include Euridice in a new production of Graun’s Orfeo at the Musikfestpiele Potsdam, performances of the St Matthew Passion with Phillipe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale and with Paul McCreesh and The Gabrieli Consort, Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo e il disinganno with Rinaldo Alessandrini and the OAE, Mozart Requiem, and performances and a recording of Haydn Heiligmesse, Harmoniemesse and Paukenmesse with Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Recent engagements have included further performances of Graun’s Orfeo in Potsdam and Bayreuth, Michal in Handel’s Saul with Frieder Bernius at the Ruhr Festival, a recording of Vivaldi Sacred Music with The King’s Consort, Messiah with the RLPO, Messiah and Vivaldi sacred music with Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Leipzig, the UK premiere of John Rutter Mass of the Children (also recorded) with the Guildford Philharmonic, Sieben letzten Worte with the OAE/Daniel Harding, Haydn Theresienmesse and St John Passion with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and with the City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox for the 2003 Mostly Mozart Festival at the Barbican, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Teatro La Fenice, Monteverdi Orfeo with Philip Pickett and Jonathan Miller at the South Bank Centre, Christmas Oratorio with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Haydn Nelsonmesse with MDR in Leipzig, Bach Cantatas at the Moscow Easter Festival, Bach programme and recording with Musik Podium Stuttgart, various concerts and a recording with the Hilliard Ensemble.
Engagements this season and future commitments include St Matthew Passion with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Musik Podium Stuttgart and with Roger Norrington and the OAE, Bach Magnificat and Biber Missa Bruxellensis at the BBC Proms, concerts in the UK and USA with the Hilliard Ensemble, Messiah in Belfast and with the Academy of Ancient Music, concerts in Montreal, Rutter Requiem and Nelson Mass with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Fauré Requiem in Toulouse.