Mezzo-Soprano Florence Awotula was born in Heidelberg and grew up in London and Villingen-Schwenningen. From October 2020 to May 2023, she studied a Master’s degree specializing in Art Song at the HMDK Stuttgart with Professor Cornelis Witthoefft and Professor Ulrike Sonntag. She also studied in Lausanne with Professor Brigitte Balleys (2021-2022), the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Julie Kennard and Ian Partridge (2016 – 2017) and the University of Music Trossingen with Professor Andreas Reibenspies (BA in 2019).

In the year 2018 – 2019 she was granted the scholarship “Deutschlandstipendium“. Her studies were further enhanced by lessons with Annette Postel, Mitsuko Shirai, Angelika Luz, Angelika Kirchschlager and Thomas Hampson. 

Florence Awotula is a versatile recitalist. She has a special interest in German, French and English Song. Highlights include her German Song recital in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Savona, a unique song recital with German and English songs by female composers and the concert “Around the world in 80 minutes” in Cairo, with songs in 10 different languages.

She participated as a soloist at the Rossini-Gala with Orchesterverein Stuttgart under the baton of Alexander Adiarte, at the New Year’s Concert in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Bach’s Christmas Oratory conducted by Gottfried Mayer and at the Church Concert in Schwenningen with the Baroque Orchestra l’arpa festante, conducted by Christof Wünsch.

Florence is also passionate about teaching. She works as a singing teacher, vocal coach and choir leader.