Barbara Fleckenstein

Voice group: Soprano

Barbara Fleckenstein began her musical career at the age of eight in the Limburger Domchor. After graduating from secondary school, she completed her vocal studies with Elsa Cavelti at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt/Main, where she attended recital and oratorio classes (with Hartmuth Höll and Charles Spencer), as well as participating in the opera school.

She completed her studies with a diploma. Barbara Fleckenstein has undertaken a wide variety of vocal activities, becoming a regular member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus in March of 1990. There she has sung under the direction of such eminent conductors as Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Riccardo Muti and Thomas Hengelbrock, while also regularly assuming solo assignments. As a free-lance concert artist she has thus far collaborated with such ensembles as the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble Stockholm, the Capella Savaria Budapest, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Musica Antiqua Köln and the Collegium Vocale in Ghent (Philippe Herreweghe).

Barbara Fleckenstein feels right at home in every musical period – from Monteverdi (“Vespro della Beata Vergine”) to Bach (masses, cantatas and passions), Händel (oratorios), Mozart (Requiem, “Exsultate, jubilate”, masses), Haydn (“The Creation”, masses), Brahms (“Ein deutsches Requiem”), Mendelssohn (“Elijah”, “St. Paul”), Schubert (masses), Schumann (“Der Rose Pilgerfahrt”) and Orff (“Carmina burana”) all the way to contemporary music. Her vocal artistry can frequently be heard on radio recordings and CD productions. Concert tours have taken Barbara Fleckenstein thus far to Belgium, Austria, Italy, Spain, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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