Gloria Bruni

Gloria Bruni was born in Oschersleben, in Bode, East Germany, and currently lives in Hamburg. While studying as a singer Bruni also played the violin in the “Camerata Accademica” and in the Salzburger Mozarteum Sommer-Akademie-Orchester, touring to the Carnegie Hall New York, and the Kennedy Centre Washington. As composer/soprano she won the Landesverband der Tonkünstler und Musiker (LTM) Bundespreis for composition and interpretation. After completing her studies at the Musik-Hochschule in Munich, Bruni went to Italy, gradually earning a reputation as a composer. On the 4th November 2000 sections of her Requiem a Roma were performed for Pope Giovanni Paolo II – as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of human rights in the Sala Nervi. On November 5th 2000 the complete Requiem a Roma was performed as prima mondiale in Rome as part of the Holy Year celebration. Since 2000 her Requiem has been performed many times in Italy, Poland, Germany and Austria and in April 2008 it became the inaugural concert for the new organ in the Church of St. Saviour in the old city of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.