Biography

German Mezzo-soprano Silke Gäng was born in Freiburg i. Breisgau and studied voice at the Musik-Akademie in Basel with Verena Schweizer. She has participated in Masterclasses with Vesselina Kasarova, Anne Sofie von Otter, Elisabeth Glauser and Kurt Widmer and is a prize-winner of the 5th International Ernst Haefliger Voice Competition in 2014. Silke Gäng has performed on tour in Europe and the United States with the Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Andrea Marcon singing Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans. She has appeared with Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester & Vokalensemble in Basel, Schwetzingen and in Halle (Saale) as well as in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2011, she appeared at the Lucerne Festival and in the Gare du Nord in Basel in the Hölderlin opera Nacht by G.F. Haas. Further, Silke Gäng has sang under Ton Koopman in Carnegie Hall, New York, at the Theater Basel (Dido and Aeneas), the Staatstheater Stuttgart and at the Salzburg Festival.
 
In the Theater Basel Silke Gäng has performed in Charpentier’s Médée as well as in the title role in the Ballett Basel production of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans. She has been invited to the Theater Freiburg and has been heard as Annio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Messagiero/ Prosperina in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Lied recitals have taken her to the Lucerne Festival and to the Heidelberger Frühling, among others.
 
Silke Gäng’s concert repertoire includes the Oratorios of J.S. Bach, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Gloria, Nisi Dominus, Händel’s Messiah and more.

 

Discography

Parnasso in festa

Andrea Marcon

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