Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Silke Marchfeld (Contralto)

Born: Weil am Rhein, Germany

The German contralto, Silke Marchfeld, studied first transverse flute and early music at the Musikakademie in Basel. Later followed singing studies in Stuttgart, Basel and Amsterdam. She was finalist and prize-winner of numerous international competitions. In 1993 she was distinguished in Budapest with the Monteverdi prize.

Silke Marchfeld's concert activity leads her to many important music centres of Europe - among them the Opera House of Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zürich as well as the Salzburg Festival. She has co-operated with Pierre Boulez, Brigitte Fassbaender, Christa Ludwig und Wolfgang Rihm, among others. Silke Marchfeld is involved intensively with new music. Several works ere composed particularly for her voice.

In 1997 Silke Marchfeld's first solo CD appeared. She can be heard as Edda in a new production of the Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Source: Universitätschor Karlsruhe Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Joachim Krause

Alto

BWV 232, BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Universitätschor Karlsruhe: Archiv [German]
Silke Marchfeld (Sinfonietta Archiv) [German]

Von Bach bis Rihm: Die Sängerin Silke Marchfeld [German]

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: July 8, 2012 10:43:48