Bernarda FinkSängerin (Gast)

Bernarda Fink, daughter of Slovenian parents, was born in Buenos Aires and received her vocal and musical education at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón where she performed frequently.

Bernarda Fink is one of the most sought-after singers ...

Bernarda Fink, daughter of Slovenian parents, was born in Buenos Aires and received her vocal and musical education at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón where she performed frequently.

Bernarda Fink is one of the most sought-after singers in concerts and recitals. She has been acclaimed for her musical versatility and invited by the leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and America. Her repertoire ranges from ancient music up to music of the 20th century. She frequently appears with such well-known orchestras as London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with the best-known Baroque orchestras under such famous conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle and Franz Welser-Möst.

Bernarda Fink has appeared to widespread critical acclaim in Argentina and at the most important opera houses in Europe. Most recently she performed the roles of Cecilio in LUCIO SILLA led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Theater an der Wien, Idamante in IDOMENEO in a new production by Luc Bondy and Jesus Lopez Cobos at the Teatro Real in Madrid, and Irene in THEODORA under Ivor Bolton at the Salzburg Festival. She also sang Sesto in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO and Idamante in concert versions under the baton of René Jacobs, both of which were recorded and highly praised.

Bernarda Fink regularly appears in recital at the Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Wigmore Hall in London. She performed also at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Buenos Aires and many others.

In 2011/12 the artist returned to Wigmore Hall and Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, toured Europe with Brahms‘ LIEBESLIEDER together with Martina Janková, Michael Schade and Florian Boesch. She appeared in duo recitals together with Martina Janková and her brother Marcos Fink. Further highlights include concerts with Mozart’s REQUIEM with Mariss Jansons, Bach-CANTATAS and MAGNIFICAT with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mahler’s 2nd SYMPHONY with Sir Simon Rattle, Mendelssohn’s LOBGESANG with Riccardo Chailly, ELIAS with Ivor Bolton, Lili Boulanger’s 130th PSALM, Ravel’s SHÉHÉRAZADE and Mahler’s LIED VON DER ERDE among many others.

In the 2012/13 season, she will have many interesting projects such as MATTHÄUSPASSION with René Jacobs on tour throughout Europe, MISSA SOLEMNIS with Herbert Blomstedt and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen and Bonn, PARADIES UND DIE PERI with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, MISSA SOLEMNIS with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink as well as Mahler’s 3RD SYMPHONY under Semyon Bychkov and with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst. In addition, she sings Mozart’s REQUIEM with the Camerata Salzburg under Louis Langrée in Salzburg and under Daniel Barenboim in Berlin, Mendelssohn’s 2ND SYMPHONY with Riccardo Chailly in Amsterdam, Schumann’s FAUST SZENEN with Daniel Harding and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, KINDERTOTENLIEDER with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich under Andrés Orozco-Estrada in Vienna, Mahler’s LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN in Amsterdam and 2ND SYMPHONY in Houston, both with Hans Graf, as well as a tour with the Academy of Ancient Music. In recital, she can be heard in Vienna’s Musikverein, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall, on tour throughout the USA (Alice Tully Hall New York and others), in Stuttgart, in duo recitals with her brother Marcos Fink in Ljubljana, Lille, at the Festival du Lied in Fribourg/Switzerland as well as at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

Bernarda Fink regularly holds master classes at the Wiener Meisterkurse, the Young Singers Project (YSP) in Salzburg, the Academy of the Festival in Aix-en-Provence, and the Schubert-Institut in Baden (near Vienna). She was also on the jury of the International Song Competition of London Wigmore Hall and the Bach Wettbewerb Leipzig.

Bernarda Fink has made numerous highly acclaimed recordings. Her discography comprises almost 50 releases, including Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Rameau, Hasse, Haydn, Schubert, and Rossini, as well as Bruckner and Schumann. Many of them have been awarded coveted prizes such as the Diapason d’Or or the Grammy, and include Handel’s GIULIO CESARE, Caldara’s MADDALENA AI PIEDI DI CRISTO, Bach’s MATTHÄUS-PASSION with Harnoncourt (TELDEC), Gluck’s ORFEO and Scarlatti’s GRISELDA with Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi), Mozart’s REQUIEM and Verdi’s REQUIEM under the baton of Harnoncourt (Sony BMG), Berlioz’ LES NUITS D’ÉTÉ and Ravel’s SHÉHÉRAZADE, as well as a range of solo recordings. Bernarda Fink enjoys a close collaboration with Harmonia Mundi, recent recordings being Lieder by Schubert with accompanist Gerold Huber, Bach Cantatas with the Freiburger Barockorchester, and Lieder by Schumann with accompanist Anthony Spiri. Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin was released in the fall of 2010, and a program with Lieder by Slovenian composers in the spring of 2011. In spring 2012, an album of Dvořák Lieder (together with Genia Kühmeier), and in November 2012 an album with Spanish Songs (de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo and others), were released.

In February 2006, Bernarda Fink was awarded the Austrian Honorary Medal for Art and Science by the Austrian Chancellor.

Photo: (c) Stefan Reichmann