Wierød was born into
a family of Danish musicians in 1985. From an early age they nurtured
and inspired in Anna Maria a passion for baroque and renaissance music
and its clear and vibrato free vocal aesthetic. In 2008 she gained her
Bachelor of Arts at the Royal Akademie of Music in Århus in
vocal class of Lars T. Bertelsen.
It was while studying
with Harry van
der Kamp at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen
year that Anna met Pantagruel. Upon
hearing her they were immediately convinced that she was destined to be
Pantagruel’s new singer.
performance experiences outside of early music include musicals, opera,
rock music and numerous classical solo performances with both choirs
and orchestras. She received inspiration through partaking in numerous
courses concerning historical performance, dance and gesture with among
others Jill Feldmann, Dorothy Irvining & Kirsten Buhl.