Katharina Persicke, Soprano
After completing her studies, Katharina Persicke quickly established her reputation as a concert singer throughout Europe and is regarded as one of the most interesting voices of her generation. Since 2005 she has been working together with the bel canto specialist Stefan Haselhoff (Basel), who has significantly influenced her. Katharina Persicke received prizes at the Schubert Competition in Graz and at the Queen Sonia Competition in Oslo. She attended master classes with Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Julia Varady, Catherine Malfitano and Anne Lebozec.
She has held operatic roles (as Pamina in The Magic Flute, the Contessa in Figaro and as Marguerite in Faust) at the Semperoper in Dresden, the Freiburg City Theater, the Oldenburg State Theater, the Theater Baden bei Wien, the Theater Augsburg and at the Teatro Real in Madrid. At the Feldkirch and Herrenchiemsee Festivals Katharina Persicke has been received with enthusiasm by both the public and the press over the past years. She has worked with such conductors as Andris Nelsons, Thomas Hengelbrock, Sylvain Cambreling, Steven Sloane, Kay Johannsen, Vasily Petrenko and Enoch zu Guttenberg.
Her musical partners include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Hannover Symphony Orchestra, the musicians of the Munich Philharmonic, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Amaryllis Quartett and the pianists Pauliina Tukiainen and Nicholas Rimmer. The soprano expressed her love for the art song in a special way when she helped to launch the song cycle Klangwerk Lied, under the patronage of Irwin Gage, in 2011.
Numerous recordings document Katharina Persicke’s musical work. Her solo CDs include Mirrors, released in 2013, featuring songs by Jean Sibelius and Kaija Saariaho and Proses lyriques, released in 2014, which features works by Alban Berg, Claude Debussy and Richard Wagner. In 2016, Katharina Persicke will be making her debut apperance at the Bayreuth Festival as a Flowermaiden in Parsifal under the musical direction of Andris Nelsons.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.katharinapersicke.de
String Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Arnold Schoenberg
2 CDs for the price of 1 CD
Amaryllis Quartett - Katharina Persicke, Soprano
Rest, my Soul!
Lieder by Richard Strauss
Katharina Persicke, Soprano - Nicholas Rimmer, Piano