The American mezzo-soprano, Nicole Warner, obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Augsburg College (1997-2001); and her Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from Manhattan School of Music (2001-2003). She also studied at Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf (Mittelstufe II, German: 2003); Hamburg School of English (CELTA, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor: 2005); Goethe Institut (Zentrale) (DaF Unterrichten (Teaching German as a Foreign Language), Foreign Language Teaching Certification: 2015-2017)
Nicole Warner sings professionaly since September 1997. She is best known for the chocolate richness of her voice, and the unforgettable emotional engagement she shares with the audience. Her singing skill spans a multitude of genres. including works such as J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) or Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 The Resurrection. Most recently she sang the world premiere of Kaksi vanhaa suomalaista virttä (Two Old Finnish Hymns) by Olli Kortekangas, J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with the Bach Society of Minnesota and the Maurice Duruflé's Requiem with the Bel Canto Chorus and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She also toured Argentina and Uruguay with the Bel Canto Chorus and the Texas Choral Consort in 2011 for sold-out performances of W.A. Mozart's Requiem and a large set of Americana.
Nicole Warner was the first singer ever to present the Vietnamese song-cycle Spring Reverberations by composer Tien Cung in its entirety (sung entirely in Vietnamese). Her first commercial recordings, "Fly With Me, Maybe So", and "Siana" were released on iTunes and CD Baby in December 2010. In the Fall of 2010 she sang her Midwestern-region debut with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra in Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Other performances include the Fairy #2 solo in Felix Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hans Graf; Nautilus Music-Theater’s Composer-Librettist Studio and George Frideric Handel's Messiah.
As a professional ensemble singer, Nicole Warner sings regularly with the First Readings Project, a professional, new-music chamber choir in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was part of the Berwick Chamber Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival in 2014 and was also a part of the first-ever Academia Internacional at the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile, singing J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) under the direction of Helmuth Rilling. She was Chorister at Minnesota Opera (2009-2011); and Soloist & Ensemble Member in Bach Society of Minnesota (2012-2015).
From 2003 to 2008, Nicole Warner resided in Germany and sang Felix Mendelssohn's Paulus with the Kammer Sinfonie Bremen, J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with the Kammerorchester Wernigerode, W.A. Mozart's Requiem with the Musikverein Lippstadt, and W.A. Mozart's Concert Aria Ch’io mi scordi di te? at the Amerikanisches Chorfestival Leipzig.
In addition, Nicole Warner worked as Instructor at Germanic-American Institute (2010-January 2016); and Voice Teacher at her own studio in Hudson, Wisconsin (January 2013-June 2016). In 2013, she founded GermanWithNicole.com with one student; today I teach clients all over North America how to learn German in a state-of-the-art online classroom.