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Katharine Fuge (Soprano)

Born: 1968 - Jersey, England

The English soprano, Katharine Fuge, grew on the Channel Island of Jersey, then moved to London to study music, first at The City University and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

As a respected and versatile performer, Katharine Fu now has a busy and varied schedule appearing regularly in major festivals, concert venues and cathedrals across Europe and worldwide. She has a well-established reputation as a performer of great integrity and sensitivity, with a special feeling for text and language in both concert and recital. Her increasingly busy and varied schedule includes singing with professional ensembles such as the Gabrieli Consort, the Monteverdi Choir and as a soloist in major concert venues, cathedrals and festivals throughout Britain and Europe. She appears with many period performance ensembles in the UK. Throughout 2000 she was a regular soloist in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage with the English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner in venues throughout Europe and New York. In April 2001 she performed J.S. Bachís St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) across Holland with De Nederlandse BachVereniging. Other highlights include works by George Frideric Handel and Jan Dismas Zelenka with Collegium Vocale Gent, G.F. Handel's Belshazzar with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, G.F. Handelís Athalia with Frieder Bernius and Kammerchor Stuttgart in Ghent and Göttingen, and others.

Katharine Fuge has performed in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. She has performed with many of Englandís leading orchestras, including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players.

Highlights of Katharine Fugeís recent seasons include her debut at The Edinburgh International Festival performing Haydnís Die Schöpfung with Norrington and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Brahmsí Deutsches Requiem at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and The Royal Festival Hall, London with John Eliot Gardiner, performances of Monteverdiís Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Cantatas with the Ricercar Consort, and Carl Orffís Carmina Burana with The Bach Choir, London and David Hill. In 2004 she made her debuts at both the BBC Proms performing J.S. Bachís Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with John Eliot Gardiner, and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Other recent highlights include Johannes Brahmsí Requiem with Philippe Herreweghe, J.S. Bachís St. John Passion (BWV 245) with Paul McCreesh, Mozartís Mass in C minor in Los Angeles and New York, the role of Belinda in Purcellís Dido & Aeneas in the Far East, Francis Poulencís Stabat Mater with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozartís Mass in C minor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Haydn's Die Schöpfung with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bach Cantatas in Canada, and G.F. Handelís L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with Freiburger Barockorchester.

Katharine Fugeís recordings include Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria and G.F. Handel's Dixit Dominus with Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Philips, Sacred Voices with Harry Bicket, and a recording of Christmas music with the Monteverdi Choir, and Dvorakís Mass in D. Her most recent recordings include critically acclaimed performances of Bach Cantatas with both John Eliot Gardiner (DG Archiv, and J.E. Gardinerís own label Soli Deo Gloria), and Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort (Actus Tragicus for Mirare) -further recordings in both series are being released this year. Her other recordings include Messiah with the Regensburger Domspatzen and Musica Florea Prague.

 

More Photos

Source: The Bach Cantata Pilgrimage brochure (December 2000); Programme notes to a concert of The Israel Camerata (June 2002); Various Websites
Contributed by
Galina Kolomietz (May 2001) Website & Aryeh Oron (August 2002, July 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Shalev Ad-El

Soprano

Video: BWV 209 [2nd]

Michael Brewer

Soprano

BWV 244 [sung in English]

John Eliot Gardiner

Soprano

BWV 94, BWV 98, BWV 105, BWV 133, BWV 139, BWV 168
BCP:
BWV 8, BWV 21, BWV 27, BWV 47, BWV 69a, BWV 85, BWV 86, BWV 91, BWV 95, BWV 96, BWV 97, BWV 107, BWV 112, BWV 114, BWV 116, BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 133, BWV 137, BWV 186, BWV 187
BWV 245 [2nd], BWV 245 [DVD, 3rd]

John Eliot Gardiner

Soprano

Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 1: CD-2:
BWV 75, BWV 39, BWV 20
BCP Vol. 2: CD-1:
BWV 2, BWV 10, BWV 76; CD-2: BWV 21, BWV 135
BCP Vol. 4: CD-2: BWV 186, BWV 107, BWV 187
BCP Vol. 5: CD-2:
BWV 46, BWV 101, BWV 102
BCP Vol. 6: CD-1:
BWV 69a, BWV 137
BCP Vol. 8: CD-2:
BWV 161, BWV 27, BWV 8, BWV 95
BCP Vol. 9: CD-1:
BWV 148, BWV 114, BWV 47, BWV 226; CD-2: BWV 96, BWV 169, BWV 116
BCP Vol. 19: CD-1:
BWV 155, BWV 3, BWV 13; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 81, BWV 14, BWV 227
BCP Trinity I:
BWV 94, BWV 105, BWV 168

Philippe Pierlot

Soprano

BWV 4 [2nd], BWV 4 [3rd], BWV 18, BWV 106 [2nd], BWV 106 [3rd], BWV 131, BWV 150, BWV 161, BWV 182, BWV 198, BWV 234 [w/ Ricercar Consort]

Links to other Sites

Katharine Fuge - Soprano (Official Website)
Soloists of the season 2001/2002: Katharine Fuge
Katharine Fuge (City Choir)

Katharine Fuge [French]
Katharine Fuge - Soprano (Impulse Art Management) [Dutch/English]

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