Elisabeth Holmertz & Fredrik Bock

Biography Elisabeth Holmertz & Fredrik Bock

Elisabeth Holmertz
The repertoire of Swedish soprano Elisabeth Holmertz spans from medieval to contemporary via Baroque, folk song, experimental musical theatre, and the late Romantic era, but she has worked mostly in early and contemporary music. Elisabeth studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where her principal teacher was Professor Barbro Marklund-Petersône. She also studied with Professor Barbara Schlick at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, Germany. She made her opera debut in 2005, singing the title role in Ophelias: Death by Water Singing by Henrik Hellstenius. Since then she has lent her voice to many strong and passionate female characters with a propensity toward delirious or suicidal behaviour (Dido, Hedda Gabler, Armide, et al), while also singing the roles of happy nymphs and diverse Venus-like figures. Elisabeth has appeared as soloist with the the most important ensembles and orchestras in Scandinavia, among them, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orches-tra, the Oslo Simfonietta, Danish Radio's Underholdningsorkester, and the Cikada Ensemble. She has worked with conductors such as Christian Eggen, Ingar Bergby, Tõnu Kaljuste, and Jonathan Stockhammer in larger concertante works that have included Pierrot Lunaire (Arnold Schönberg), Lonely Child (Claude Vivier), L'Abbé Agathon (Arvo Pärt), and Tre Voci (Arne Nordheim). Together with Cikada Duo and Åke Parmerud she recorded Fem kryptofonier by Arne Nordheim.

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