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Claudia Couwenbergh (Soprano)

Born: Holland

The Dutch soprano, Claudia Couwenbergh, studied singing and opera at the Maastrichts Conservatorium with Ingrid Kappelle and Barbara Schlick and was member of the opera class. In June 2001 she received diploma executive musician second phase. At present she studies with the singing teacher Gemma Visser. She followed by participation in several master-classes, including with Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen, Roberta Alexander, and Rudolf Piernay and early music with Paul Esswood, Kai Wessel, and Konrad Junghänel. In September 2000 she was a prize-winner at the "Erna Spoorenberg Vocalisten Presentatie" in Den Hague and in September 2003 she won the National Vorausscheidung of the international singing competition in s'Hertogenbosch.

Apart from Holland, Claudia Couwenbergh appears regularly in other European countries. Recently she sang in Vienna La Resurrezione by George Frideric Handel with the Wienerakademie under the baton of Martin Haselböck and Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) as well as Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach under the baton of Paul Kuentz in Paris. Beside the oratorio repertoire she gives regular Lieder recitals and sings in opera. In 2003 she was engaged for the role of Fiordiligi in a production of the Mozart's opera Così fan tutte at the Stadttheater Fürth. Her operatic repertoire includes also roles as Micaela in Carmen, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Belinda in Dido & Aeneas, and Monica in The Mediumca).

In the Netherlands Radio Broadcast Claudia Couwenbergh sang in the premiere of Cantico Espiritual, a work of the contemporary Dutch composer Jo van de Booren. The label Brilliant Classics engaged her for CD recording in 2005.

Source: De Heerlense Oratoriumvereniging Website Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2005)
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Aryeh Oron (December 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Helmut Müller-Brühl

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BWV 244

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Claudia Couwenbergh (De Heerlense Oratoriumvereniging) [Dutch]

Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West / Sinfonisches Blasorchester: Solisten [German]

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