The German mezzo-soprano, Hedwig Fassbender, was initially trained as a pianist and a music teacher. She later studied singing in Munich with Ernst Haefliger. While still a student she was a prize-winner in the Hugo Wolf Lieder Competition in Vienna, the Mozart Festival Competition in Würzburg and the ‘nation’s choice’ concerts for young artists.
Hedwig Fassbender made guest appearances at the opera houses in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Lyon and Vienna. In the concert hall, her favourite works are by J.S. Bach, Mozart and Gustav Mahler, whose Kindertotenlieder and Lied von der Erde she has recorded with Armin Jordan. Her broadly-based musical education and interpretative gifts make Hedwig Fassbender a much sought-after interpreter of 20th-century music, as evidenced by CD’s of music by Holliger, Arnold Schoenberg, Schoeck and