Born in Marl/Germany,I began my musical education at the age of three. After learning to play the cello and the piano I took the study of orchestral music at Freiburg Musikhochschule. After that I studied voice with Prof. Ingeborg Möller in Freiburg all the same, and received my diploma with excellent marks.

 

As a lyric soprano I have been performing on the operatic and concert stage for a number of years.

 

I am a very versatile singer and interested in many different styles of music. I have been a soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Concerto Köln. With the latter I have recorded Mendelssohn's 42nd Psalm „Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser“.

 

As a soloist with the WDR Rundfunkchor (West German Radio Choir) I sang and recorded a broad variety ranging from gregorian chant (Christmas Matins, available on NEOS) to new music (Works by Y. Pagh-Paan, available on NEOS).

My repertoire as an oratorio singer ranges from early baroque to the 21st century, with my favourite composers beeing Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn, whose chef d'oeuvres I have all been allowed to put to stage.

In the last few years I have started to go on excursions into the larger scale, singing also the Requiems by Verdi and Britten and Dvorak's „Stabat Mater“, but without losing the noblesse and clarity of the voice.

 

 I am an enthusiastic chamber musician, which derives from my youth as a cellist. More and more I focus on Old Music, be it as part of an Accapella group, with the ensembles „Echo di Rheno“ and Chapelle Rhenane Strasbourg, or as a co-founder of my own ensembles Plan BAroque and CANTICORUM.

 

From 2003 on I have been a steady member of the WDR Radio Chorus Cologne (WDR Rundfunkchor Köln).

 

When I am not making music, I devote myself to my other two passions: film-making, and my family, consisting of my partner Alexander Schmidt (www.alexander-schmidt-bariton.de),  and my daughter and son.