Elisabeth Scholl

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Elisabeth Scholl
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Kiedrich, Germany
Relatives Andreas Scholl, brother

Elisabeth Scholl (born 1966 in Kiedrich) is a German soprano and academic teacher.


Elisabeth Scholl was the first girl to sing with the boys choir Kiedricher Chorbuben. From 1982 to 1987 she sang the role of the First Boy in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. After her Abitur she studied musicology, English studies and history of art at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and took private singing lessons with Eduard Wollitz. She continued her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with René Jacobs und Richard Levitt and attended master classes with Ingrid Bjoner, Helmut Deutsch, Luisa Bosabalian, Ileana Cotrubas and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, and Cantus Cölln.[1]

Elisabeth Scholl has appeared at European festivals, such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival van Vlaanderen, Handel Festival, Halle, Handel Festival Göttingen, Handel Festival Karlsruhe, and The Proms. She has collaborated with conductors such as René Jacobs, Jos van Immerseel, Frieder Bernius, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Bruno Weil, Nicholas McGegan and Neville Marriner.

She has appeared with local choirs of the Rhein Main area. In 1998 she sang with her brother Andreas Scholl in Bach's St Matthew Passion in St. Martin, Idstein, with Max Ciolek as the Evangelist and Max van Egmond as the Vox Christi [2] In 2008 she appeared there as soprano II in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, along with Katia Plaschka as soprano I.[3] In 2009 she was the soprano soloist (Gabriel, Eve) in Haydn's Die Schöpfung with Daniel Sans (Uriel), Andreas Pruys (Raphael, Adam) and the Neue Rheingauer Kantorei in the Basilika of Schloss Johannisberg.[4] In 2010 she sang with her brother in Handel's Messiah in the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, with Andreas Karasiak and the Wiesbadener Knabenchor.[5]

Since 2009 she has been a teacher of Baroque singing at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg.

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  1. ^ "Elisabeth Scholl (Soprano)". bach-cantatas.com. 2001. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Andreas Scholl past concerts 1998". andreasschollsociety.org. 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Beke Heeren-Pradt (20 May 2008). "Große Musik, die zur Feier wird" (in German). Wiebadener Tagblatt. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rheingauer Kantorei für ihre "Schöpfung" begeistert gefeiert" (in German). Rheingau-Echo. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Doris Kösterke (16 November 2010). "Händels "Messias" mit Bravour Jubiläum des Wiesbadener Knabenchors mit Countertenor Andreas Scholl in der Marktkirche" (in German). Wiebadener Tagblatt. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Grandi
  7. ^ Scarlatti
  8. ^ Ferrandini
  9. ^ Bach: Johannes-passion / Max, Winter, Scholl, Kobow, Et Al review

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