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Rahel Maas (Soprano)

Born: Basel, Switzerland

The Swiss soprano, Rahel Maas, began her musical education at the age of 4. She learned to play the violin, sang in children's choirs and has been involved as a vocal soloist at first CD productions still in primary school. After leaving school at a Musik-Gymnasium, she first completed an undergraduate degree in musicology, before she started in 2005 her vocal education studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main with Donna Woodward and graduated in 2009 with a diploma. From there, she went to Basel to study at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she specialized vocally with Professor Ulrich Messthaler ranging from Renaissance to Romantic. In June 2012, she completed her vocal studies with the Master of Performing Art' in Switzerland. She has participated in and in master-classes with Margreet Honig, Andreas Scholl, Christiane Iven, Gerd Türk and Alessandro de Marchi. Currently, she is vocally trained by Sibylla Rubens.

Since finishing her studies, Rahel Maas has since worked as a freelance concert singer. In addition to her career as a soloist in chamber and church music, she has been with professional vocal ensembles in concert and radio and has already appeared in various roles at the opera, among others as Blondchen in W.A. Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and as Fernando in Antonio Vivaldi's opera Montezuma in Nimes (France).

In the chamber cast of soprano, strings and basso continuo, Rahel Maas is part of the ensemble, Concerto +14 ', which was awarded in March 2012 at the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb (German Music Competition) with a scholarship and took up in the 57th Federal Selection of Concerts for Young Artists. Other interesting projects are planned for the future, and it is equally to all musicians a concern to preserve the energy and dedication that characterize the work of the ensemble, and expand.

Rahel Maas has worked with conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Ton Koopman, Neeme Järvi, Hervé Niquet and David Zinman. Her career as as a concert has already led her to renowned houses such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Tonhalle in Zürich, as well as to various international music festivals such as RheinVokal, the Festival des Cordes Sensible (France), or the Bach Festival Arnstadt. She currently lives in Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany

Source: Rahel Maas Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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Video: BWV 4, BWV 75, BWV 209, BWV 211

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Member of Solistenensemble Stimmkunst:
Bach:vokal 2015/5 Video:
BWV 21, BWV 75

Links to other Sites

Rahel Maas -Sopran (Official Website) [German]
Rahel Maas on Facebook

Rahel Maas (Abendmusiken in der Predigerkirche) [German]
Rahel Maas (Junge Sinfoniker Frankfurt) [German]

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