Mezzo-Soprano Florence Awotula was born in Heidelberg and grew up in London and Villingen-Schwenningen. In Februar 2019, she succesfully graduated from the State University of Music Trossingen where she studied under the tutelage of Andreas Reibenspies. From 2016 – 2017 she studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London with Julie Kennard and Ian Partridge. In the year 2018 – 2019 she was granted the scholarship “Deutschlandstipendium“. Her studies were further enhanced by lessons with Alexandra Coku, Klesie Kelly-Moog, Annette Postel, Mitsuko Shirai and Angelika Luz.
Florence started singing at an early age. From the age of 12, she took singing lessons with Erkentrud Seitz and won 1st prizes in youth singing competions. She performed the role of Hänsel in Humperdinck’s „Hänsel und Gretel“, African Madonna in a modern oratory by Felicity Laurence during secondary school, and Sesto from Händel’s Giulio Cesare in the University of Trossingen Opera Scenes.
Florence Awotula is a versatile recitalist. She has a special interest in German, English and French Song and enjoys creating individual concert programs. She sings in various fields including oratorio, early music, ensemble music, opera and contemporary music.
As a student member of the Philharmonia Chorus London she participated in concert tours to Valencia, Alicante, Hamburg and Lille. In 2014 she took part in the promoted music project „Orient meets Occident“ in Tunesia. A highlight was her German Song recital in the summer of 2017 with the pianist Clemens Müller in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute in Savona, Italy.
Florence is also passionate about teaching. She has works experience as a vocal and piano teacher and has been working as a choir leader since 2017.