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Gabriele Hierdeis
soprano, Germany


The Soprano Gabriele Hierdeis completed her artistic education at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Main. During that time she held a scholarship at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and was awarded the Lenzewsky-prize for lieder-singing.

As soloist Gabriele Hierdeis gives not only concerts in Germany and western Europe: Various engagements lead her also to New York, Moscow, Perm and Cairo. Her manifold repertoire reaches from baroque to contemporary music and comprises genres like oratorio, lied and chamber music. Numerous German broadcasting stations engaged her for studio as well as live productions. On invitation of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk she gave concerts with the Radiophilharmonie Hannover in 2004.

In addition to that there is a number of CDs by international labels - such as Brilliant Classics, HR-Klassik, Musicaimmagine, and Musica Sacra - featuring Gabriele Hierdeis.

Her artistic work emphasises historical practice of interpretation: On invitation of renowned ensembles - such as Musikpodium Stuttgart, Cantus Cölln, Ballet Baroque Berlin, Camerate Köln, and La Stagione, Frankfurt - she gave numerous concerts and sang the chief parts in various operas. She also performed in the Schlosstheater Potsdam, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, at the Göttinger Händel-Festspiele, the Brühler Schlosskonzerte, the Dresdner Musikfest, and the Trigonale Österreich.

Gabriele Hierdeis has been invited to important productions not only in the field of Baroque and Classic, but also in the field of contemporary music; she premiered works by Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Marc André and others. She collaborated with internationally known ensembles, like the Klangforum Wien and the Ensemble Modern, under the renowned conduction of Sylvian Cambreling, Bernhard Kontarsky, Frieder Bernius, Michael Schneider, and Johannes Debus.

Luciano Berio's Sequenza 3 for solo voice has actually become one of her show-pieces from the 20th century and is now - after a lot of concert performances - also available on CD.

Gabriele Hierdeis was first engaged for productions of contemporary music at Frankfurt opera in 2001 - the first release of five short operas by young composers and the first release of Salvatore Sciarrino's Macbeth in the following seasons.

Apart from that she sang works by contemporary composers during various festivals, amongst others the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Festival d'Automne in Paris the Steirischer Herbst in Graz, and the Lincoln Festival in New York.

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