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Zürcher Liliane

(31. 07. 1955)

Zürcher Liliane
Ausserdorfstr. 6
CH-3046 Wahlendorf
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)31 829 25 61
Mobile: +41 (0)76 336 21 01


Biography
Born and schooled in Bern. Lives with her family in Wahlendorf.
1976 - Receives diploma as Social Pedagogue

Musical Education:

1981 - Singing studies and teacher's diploma under the tutelage of lngrid Frauchiger at the conservatory in Bern
1983 - Opera studies and professional diploma under the tutelage of Prof. Jakob Stämpfli at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen
1984/85 - Graduates from the International Opera Studios, Zurich
Attends master courses headed by Prof. Paul Lohmann in 1978, Prof. Ernst Häfliger in 1979/80, Reri Grist in 1984, lrvin Gage in 1984-1986 and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in 1987
1990 until 1999 - Regular collaboration with Prof. Elisabeth Glauser, Hochschule der Künste Bern
1998 until 2000 - Methodical-didactical training with Heinrich von Bergen in Bern.

Teaching Activities:

1985 until 1987 - Singing teacher at the music school in Münsingen
1985 until 2002 - Teacher for solo singing at the conservatory/music school in Bern
1985 until 2004 - Teacher for singing as a minor field of study at the Hochschule der Künste Bern
1998 until 2004 - Specialised lecturer for singing at the Hochschule der Künste Bern
Since 2002 - Lecturer for solo singing at the Hochschule für Musik Luzern

Artistic Activities:

International concert and stage activities with well-known conductors, choirs and orchestras such as Antal Dorati, Andrew Parrott, Helmuth Rilling, Fneder Bemius, György Kurtag, Krisztof Pendercki, NelIo Santi, Marcello Viotti, Peter Maag and Jun Märkel. Long-tern collaboration with Radio Lugano under the supervision of Edwin Loehrer and Francis Travis.
Liliane Zürcher sang at the International Musikfestwochen (Lucerne Festival) Bachfest Schaffhausen, Festival Tibor Varga Sion, Festival Breslau, International Oratorio-Cantata Festival in Breslau, International Junifestwochen in Zurich, Settembre Musicale La Spezia and Festival barocco di Viterbo.

Opera Engagements:

Zurich Opera House, Jugendfestspiele Bayreuth, Städtische Bühnen Essen, Stadttheater Trier, Stadttheater Regensburg, Stadttheater Bem, Stadttheater Luzern, Stadttheater Biel.
Liliane Zürcher appeared regularly as a soloist with the Berner Bach-Chor (Theo Loosli), the Berner Kammerchor (Jörg Ewald Dähler), Oratorienchor Karlsruhe (Carsten Wlebusch), Choeur Novantiqua (Bernhard Heritier), Oberwalliser Vokalensemble (Hansruedi Kämpfen), Akademiechor Luzern (Alois Koch), and the Choeur FalIer Lausanne, (Pascal Mayer) and with such orchestras as the Berlin Symphonic, Orchestre de Ia Suisse romande, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de chambre de Geneve, Berner Symphonieorchester, Symphonieorchester Luzern, Barockensemble ad fontes, die Freitagsakademie and the Bachensemble Luzern.
Her concert, lied and chamber music repertoire encompasses both works from the early Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods and works from contemporary composers. She has performed various world premieres and recorded profusely for Radio and onto CD at home and abroad.


Repertory
Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäuspassion
Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannespassion
Johann Sebastian Bach: Messe h-moll
Béla Bartók: Herzog Blaubarts Burg
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9, d-moll
Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Alban Berg: Lulu
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu
Johannes Brahms: Alt-Rhapsodie
Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer
Johannes Brahms: Zigeunerlieder
Johannes Brahms: Duette, op. 28
Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring
Benjamin Britten: Canticle II
Adolf Brunner: Jesus und die Ehebrecherin
Alfredo Casella: L'adieu à la vie
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem
Antonin Dvorak: Rusalka
Edward Elgar: The Light of Life
Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
César Frank: Les Béatitudes
Friedrich Theodor Fröhlich: Missa I, d-Moll for soli (SATB), mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra (2.2.2.2/str)
René Gerber: Ein Sommernachtstraum
Joseph Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte
Joseph Haydn: Arianna a Naxos
Christian Henking: und sehe dich tanzen Gebete des Friedens for soprano, alto, four-part choir, three percussion and string quintet (2vn.va.vc.db)
Paul Hindemith: Das Marienleben
Paul Hindemith: Die junge Magd
Paul Hindemith: Des Todes Tod
Arthur Honegger: Le Roi David, H. 37 C for numerous speaking roles (actors), soprano, contralto, tenor, choir (SATB), male choir and orchestra (2(pic).1(ca).2(bcl).1/1.2.1.0/timp.cym.dm.bassdm.gong.tamb/cel.pf.hmn/db(vc ad lib.))
Arthur Honegger: La Danse des Morts, H. 131 for narrator, soprano, contralto, baritone, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2.2/2.2.2.0/4timp.tri.tam.cym.dm.rattle.woodblock/pf.org/str)
Arthur Honegger: Cantique de Pâques, H. 18 for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, female choir (SMezA) and orchestra (2.2.2.2/2.2.0.0/cel.hp/str)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah
Georg Friedrich Händel: Dettinger Te Deum
Heinrich Kaminski: Yasna
Zoltán Kodaly: Te Deum
György Kurtág: Erinnerungsgeräusch
Franz Liszt: Krönungsmesse
Gustav Mahler: Sonfonie Nr. 2 c-moll
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 8 "Auferstehungssinfonie"
Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Gustav Mahler: Lieder aus "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
Frank Martin: Le Mystère de la Nativité (The Mystery of the Nativity) for nine soloists, small mixed choir, male choir, large mixed choir and large orchestra (pic.2(2.pic).3(3.obdam).ca.3(3.bcl).2.cbn/4.3.3.1/timp.4perc/2hp/str)
Frank Martin: Four Sonnets to Cassandra for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola and violoncello
Marianna Martinez: Dixit Dominus
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Elias
Gian-Carlo Menotti: Das Medium
Laurent Mettraux: Le Nom Caché, M.625 for four soli (SATB), mixed choir, violoncello solo, two pianos and percussion (six percussionists
Laurent Mettraux: "Vers le soleil couchant", oratorio, M. 528 for four soli (SATB), children's choir or girl choir, mixed choir and orchestra (0.0.acl.2bthn.2/0.2.3.0/2perc/vn&vcsoli/str)
Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Maria Virgine
Claudio Monteverdi: Pianto della Madonna
Cristobal de Morales: Ave Maria
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem d-moll
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Messe c-moll
Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
François Pantillon: Clameur du Monde
François Pantillon: Te Deum 2000
Krysztof Penderecki: Credo
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Ariel Ramirez: Misa criolla
Franz Rechsteiner: Du sollst ein Segen sein
Max Reger: An die Hoffung
Max Reger: Schlichte Weisen, op. 76
Ottorino Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore
Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto
Hermann Reutter: 5 antike Oden
Othmar Schoeck: Penthesilea, op. 39 for voices, choir and orchestra (3(3picfl).1(ca).2Ebcl.6.2bcl.cbn/4.4.4.1/timp.tri.cym.tam.smalldm.bdm.twigbrush.cowhorn/2pf/str)
Franz Schubert: Auf dem Strom
Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri
Robert Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes "Faust"
Heinrich Schütz: Kleine Geistliche Konzerte
Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Igor Stravinskij: Les Noces
Hermann Suter: Le Laudi
Heinrich Sutermeister: Die schwarze Spinne
Phillis Tate: A Victorian Garland
Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria
Vladimir Vogel: Arpiade
Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa votiva