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Edith Schepelmann (Soprano)

Born: Oldenburg, Germany

The German soprano, Edith Schepelmann, received her first singing training with Fritz Siems in Oldenburg; later in Zagreb and Salzburg with Professor Fritz Lunzer. She took music lessons with Professor Erich Böhlke in Oldenburg, and Professor Gerhard Hüsch in Salzburg. She won 1st Prize at the Sommerakademie Salzburg, and 2nd Prize at the International Soloist Competition in Colmar/Elsass.

At age 23, Edith Schepelmann gave her first recital in Oldenburg. Since then she has appeared in numerous performances at home and abroad as a concert and oratorio singer, regularly in Oldenburg, as well as in other places. Her voice is considered as lyric soprano. Her specialities are interpretation of German Lieder (Robert Schumann, Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Wolf, Richard Strauss), French melodies (Ravel, Gabriel Fauré) and Italian composers (old masters, Rossini), and from the regional music: Lieder by Erich Böhlke (Oldenburg) and Dirk Lüken (Berne) - often referred to as world premieres.

Edith Schepelmann appeared in Hebbel celebration of his 150th Birthday in Wesselburen (premieres of compositions by Hebbel, Böhlke and Schweppe). She participated in the German premiere of Jolivet's Mass Pour le jour de la paix in the presence of the composer, and in the Berlin premiere of Manfred Kluge's cantata De salvatore mundi. She appeared at the Flanders Festival in Tongeren, and made radio recordings in Salzburg (with Geoffrey Parsons) and Hilversum.

Edith Schepelmann was born in Oldenburg, then lived in Bremen, Freiburg / Br., and again since 1981 in Oldenburg, Germany.

Source: Stadt Oldenburg: Kuturdatenbank Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

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