Wendy Nieper




Wendy Nieper
Classical soprano, jazz vocalist, vocal coach.


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Classical biography

Wendy has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour & Radio 3's In-Tune, as she rather unusually released two solo albums of music from two different genre’s in one year; classical and jazz

BBC Radio

Wendy Nieper

As a classical singer Wendy has appeared with over 30 leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra, the Tokyo and American Symphony Orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, a performance recorded for Deutsche Gramophone and described by the Telegraph as an "Exceptionally fine release." In Opera she recently performed the world premier of Stockhausen’s “Mittwoch aus Licht” for the Olympic celebrations, Britten’s Peter Grimes with the LPO in China & the UK and previously in the Royal National Theatre's three month production of 'Women Beware Women'.


She is a regular concert soloist around the UK and as well as more than 100 vocal recitals she has performed most of the oratorio repertoire for soprano including: Mozart Mass in C minor, Exsultate Jubilate & Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Poulenc Gloria, Haydn Nelson Mass, Handel Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria, Rutter Magnificat, Beethoven Mass in C, Bach St Matthew's Passion, Magnificat in D & the Christmas Oratorio & Faure’s Requiem.

Wendy Nieper

Previously she spent five years world touring with a cappella group The Swingle Singers, with whom she recorded five albums and sang at La Scala, Milan and Chatelet, Paris.

She was vocal coach to Michael Caine on his film 'Is Anybody There?' and has featured vocals on the last 3 “Total Greek Yoghurt” adverts playing a singing cow! Her studio work includes recording for Bryn Terfel, Paul McCartney and Robin Gibbs, film sound tracks including Star Wars III, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter & the Hobbit

Oxford Players

Swingle Singers

Classical recordings

Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4

Click here to hear Wendy's interview.


Album Releases

Nieper's, long-overdue solo classical albums are released. The project was recorded in Derbyshire and certainly reflects the heat of the summer and the surrounding countryside. In five days an amazing 18 tracks were recorded from both the classical and cabaret repertoire that Wendy has performed around the country, resulting in 2 albums – ‘Lieder Chopin and Canteloube’ & ‘Songs EP’. 

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Classical reviews

Handel's Messiah
“Wendy Nieper sang the angel's recitative with perfect simplicity and then gave her arias exactly the operatic style Handel requires, complete with beautifully judged ornamentation and sparkling fioritura. Her performance of 'I know that my Redeemer liveth' was a moment of true musical perfection." Charles Vignoles Kent and Sussex Courier & thisisKent.co.uk

Poulenc’s Gloria
"The choral singers were encouraged in no small measure by guest solo soprano Wendy Nieper, a singer of small stature but with a magnificent voice who gave depth and a haunting beauty to this sacred music" Dorset Echo

Mozart’s Mass in C minor
"The orchestra and singers gave the work an integrity and depth but whose piece de resistance was undoubtedly Miss Nieper's solo cadenza with woodwind accompaniment, a sublime experience."
Dorset Echo

Vocal Recital
"One of the highlights for me so far was last nights performance of some glorious Chopin and Canteloube songs by Wendy Nieper."
Oxford Leider Fringe Festival

BBC Proms
"The duet for solo violin & soprano had an aching lyricism" Tom Service, The Guardian

Vocal Recital
“Nieper's rapt, plaintive, slightly jazz-inflected and beautifully controlled Rachmaninov Vocalise was the show stopping highlight" Birmingham Evening Post

Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate
"After the interval Mozart burst upon us again with the superb Motet, Exsultate, an extraordinary piece full of challenges for the singer's technique. Wendy Nieper was up to the challenge and gave us an excellent display of virtuosity" Edenbridge Post

Dido & Aeneas
"Dido was sung by outstanding young soprano Wendy Nieper, a persuasive Dido" Sunday Herald Art & Culture

"A composer's dream - absolute perfection"
Robin Grant (composer)

Vocal recital
"Without question your music gave us more than I can express in words”, "A super programme, what sumptuous sounds! Thanks to you both for a wonderful concert." ". Tom Butler, St Olaves Church, London

"Magnificent, the Handel totally lifting the roof off the church." Wedding engagement

Vocal recital
"It was an absolute delight. A wonderful programme with so much variety, both musicians so inspirational and enjoying their work. The post interval selection was so unexpected and the final item had me laughing until the tears flowed."
Buckingshire promoter.

Vocal recital
"...They were outstanding in all respects, I've had an avalanche of positive comments about them..."
Kent promoter