Ullner & Branner

Anne Sophie Hjort Ullner: Singer

The Danish soprano Anne Sophie Hjort Ullner studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music and at the Opera Academy at The Royal Danish Theatre.
She made her stage debut in 2015 at The Royal Danish Opera as Papagena in The Magic Flute and her repertoire includes roles such as Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and Agnès in Written on skin (George Benjamin).

Alongside her operatic performances she has worked extensively as a lied and oratorio singer and she works regularly with leading members of the baroque scene in Denmark.

She has performed with several of the major orchestras in Denmark in works such as
Nielsen’s 3rd symphony and Mahler’s 4th under Adam Fischer.
In 2016 Anne Sophie was the recipient of the Edith Aller Memorial Scholarship.

Mattias Branner: Pianist

Mattias is a danish pianist who studied at RDAM with Amalie Malling and Søren Rastogi, and in Paris with Eugen Indjic. In summer 2021 Mattias was admitted to the advanced postgraduate diploma class at RDAM with accompaniment and chamber music as main subjects. He is currently studying there with Christen Stubbe Teglbjærg, Berit Johansen Tange and Jens Elvekjær.

The intimate collaboration between singer and pianist with the lied art form has long been a preferred area of activity. A song of the smallest scale by a great composer can in an unpretentious manner open up experiences of sublimity and eternity – experiences for which Mattias feels there is an urgent need in his own generation.

Mattias holds a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Copenhagen (2016). He has played in masterclasses for i.a. Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deutsch, Bo Skovhus, Yonti Solomon and The Tokyo String Quartet.