Scottish/ Maltese Soprano, Carine Tinney began her musical studies, learning the violin and piano at Douglas Academy Music School, in Milngavie, Scotland. She studied at the Edinburgh Napier University under Andrew Doig and Paul Keohone, where she received the Harold Gray Prize for Solo Singing. Moving to Germany in 2011, Carine continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany where she graduated with two master’s degrees in Lied singing and in Opera under Gerhild Romberger and Manuel Lange.
During her time in Germany, Carine has worked as a soloist with renowned conductors Helmuth Rilling, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Jeannette Sorrell and Jonathan Cohen. Concert highlights include Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Berlin Philharmonie, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Centennial Hall, Rock Island (USA), Händel’s Messiah with the St Paul’s chamber orchestra (USA) and Mozart’s C moll messe at the Kreuzkirche, Dresden. In 2018, Carine made her debut at the Händel Festspiele in Halle under the direction of Attilio Cremonesi and the Camerata Bern. She also performed a new opera “Are these waves” from Scottish composer Jane Dickson at La Monnaie, Belgium.
Since 2016, Carine is a member of early music group “Graindelavoix”, Belgium. Concerts have included Vienna Konzerthaus, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Oratoire du Louvre, Paris, Sao Roque, Lisbon and Sint-Machariuskerk, Ghent. In early 2018, Carine featured on their latest recording “The Liberation of the Gothic”, which since its release has been voted number 1 by the Belgischer Rundfunk, de Volkskrant, Netherlands and awarded “Disco Excepcional” by Spanish music magazine, Scherzo.
Carine is also passionate about lied performance and has given many Lied recitals in Scotland, Germany, Spain and America. She is a prize-winner at the Hugo-Wolf Academy International Competition for Liedkunst in Stuttgart and the Alumni/ASTA Competition for Lied Singing. In 2017, Last year, Carine was also awarded the BECA Bach scholarship in Barcelona, giving various concerts of Bach’s works throughout 2017/2018.
In 2014, Carine played the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Zauberflöte with a production at the Landestheater Detmold and the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon. In 2019, Carine will debut at the Opera de Lille, in a production of Purcell’s Indian queen conducted by Emmanuelle Haim.