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Ruth Weber (Soprano)

Born: Germany

The German soprano, Ruth Weber, studied first school music with the speciality singing at the der Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Professor Claudia Rüggeberg. In 1997 she finished her school music studies with the state examination. From 1996 to 2000 she studied in parallel also at the Fach Musiktheater in Essen, finishing with artistic maturity examination. Since 2000 she studies for concert exam. She took several courses in Lieder interpretation with Axel Bauni and Aribert Reimann, at the Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival 2000, at the Schwerpunkt 20th Jahrhundert, as well as with Dr. Ulf Bästlein, and Prof. Charles Spencer. In 1995 she took part successfully at the Schulmusikwettbewerb (school music competition) in Chemnitz. Im 1998 she was a prize-winner for concert singing at the Landeswettbewerb Gesang NRW für Konzert (national singing competition of North-Rhine/Westphalia). In 2001 she was scholarship holder of the Paula und Albert Salomin Stiftung, promoting the Lieder of the 20th century.

Apart from musical co-operation with the Vokalensemble Frankfurt under Professor Ralf Otto, Ruth Weber also sings solo parts, co-operating with the Rheinische Kantorei under Hermann Max. She has also co-operated as soloist with conductors such as Siegbert Rampe, Ralf Otto, Burkhard Schmitt and many others. In 1997 she sang Zelmira in J. Haydn's Armida in a production of Folkwang Hochschule. In 1998 she sang Papagena in Mozart's Zauberflöte, likewise in a university production. In 1998 she appeared in G.Ph. Telemann's Pimpione in Krefeld as Vespetta.

Ruth Weber has been engaged in concerts in her homeland and abroad, particularly in the areas of early and new music. She took part in CD recordings of works by Christian Ludwig Boxberg and Johann David Heinichen, as well as in several broadcast recordings. In 2002 she sang at Berner Stadttheater Bernese the role of Martirio in Aribert Reimann's opera Bernarda Albas Haus.

Source: Engadiner Klangfenster Webster. English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2006)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2006)

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Wolfgang Schult


BWV 234, BWV 1083

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Ruth Weber (Engadiner Klangfenster) [German]


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