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Anne-Marie Dicce (Soprano)

Born: USA

The American soprano, Anne-Marie Dicce, studies with Carol Plantamura and holds an M.A. from UCSD and a B.A. in Music from Loyola Marymount University. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego. Her main teachers include Carol Plantamura, Mary MacKenzie and Stefani Walens. where she also teaches. Her doctoral dissertation included research in synesthesia and the connection between early and contemporary vocal music techniques.

Anne-Marie Dicce is a soloist throughout North America and Europe. A frequent performer of early music, her repertoire includes numerous cantatas of J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude. Since 2004, she has sung in Germany with the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, performing works including J.S. Bachís Mass in B Minor (BWV 232), W.A. Mozartís Mass in C Minor, Felix Mendelssohnís Elijah, and Benjamin Brittenís War Requiem. She worked with such other renowned conductors as Richard Egarr, Steven Schick, Paul Salamunovich, Jung-Ho Pak, David Chase and Maria Guinand. She has performed in master-classes for such notable artists as Dawn Upshaw, Jennifer Lane, David Gordon, Tony Arnold and Catherine Malfitano. She collaborates on Baroque repertoire with Ruben Valenzuela, Music Director of the Bach Collegium San Diego, conductor and keyboardist, and recently was on tour in Mexico City with them. She has performed in numerous other ensembles and festivals including Festival Internacional del Organo Barroco (Mexico City), IRCAM Festival in Paris, Los Angeles Philharmonicís Green Umbrella New Music series, Agora Festival of New Music in Paris, San Diego-based ensemble Cappella Gloriana under the direction of Stephen Sturk, Red Fish Blue Fish percussion ensemble, Sinatra Opera Workshop, Sacramento Opera, and in past seasons with the La Jolla Symphony Chorus. She is also a soprano section leader at St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla and has been a featured soloist in the renowned St. James Music Series. Equally at home with contemporary music, she frequently enjoys premiering works written by her colleagues and professors.

Anne-Marie Dicce taught at the University of California, San Diego. She teaches private voice students in San Diego and serves on the Board of Directors of both the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) San Diego Chapter and the Bach Collegium San Diego.

Anne-Marie Dicce has recorded numerous projects, including the six Motets by J.S. Bach with the Bach Collegium San Diego on the RMAP label, a CD of music by Pultizer-prize winning composer Roger Reynolds, and a CD on the Tzadik label with works by Derek Keller.

Source: Programme notes to concerts of J.S. Bachís Mass in B minor, performed by Bach Collegium San Diego conducted by Ruben Valenzuela (June 2008); Anne-Marie Dicce Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Ruben Valenzuela


BWV 232

Ruben Valenzuela


Member of Bach Collegium San Diego:
BWV 153

Links to other Sites

Anne-Marie Dicce, soprano (Official Website)
Anne-Marie Dicceís Voice Studio

March 28, 2007: Interview with Anne-Marie Dicce (UC San Diego)

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