Sophia Körber

Portrait Sophia Körber

Sophia Körber, soprano is a prizewinner of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin 2014 and winner of the International Competition Giovani Musicisti in Treviso in the Contemporary Music category. She is supported by the German National Academic Foundation and was a long-time scholarship holder of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hannover. In 2015 she received a scholarship for singing from the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation. In her youth, she was a national prize winner at the Youth plays music and two-time prize-winner at the Lotte Lehman Week in Perleberg.

After studying bachelor's singing in Hanover and Florence, Sophia Körber completed her master's degree in opera singing with Prof. Marina Sandel in Hanover in 2016. She was also in the song class of Prof. Jan Philip Schulze. She is currently continuing her studies in the solo class with Prof. Marina Sandel. She received special impulses in master classes with KS Prof. Brigitte Fassbaender, KS Prof. Roman Trekel, Prof. Ulrike Sonntag, Aribert Reimann, Peter Berne, Maria Husmann-Hein and Sarah Maria Sun. In 2017 she taught as a vocal coach at the Werkstatt Junger Komponisten Hannover.

She made her operatic debut back in 2009 as Papagena in Mozart's Magic Flute in Klein Leppin. In 2014 she performed as 1st boy in the summer production of the Magic Flute in the Bad Orb Opera Academy. In 2016 she appeared as the Nightingale in L'enfant et les sortilèges in Hanover and as First Elf in Rusalka at Warberg Castle. Guest engagements have taken her to the Osnabrück Theatre several times. In 2017 she sang the Unknown in the world premiere of The rain passed over by Snezana Nešic at the Ballhof in Hanover and the part of Adela in Bernarda Alba's House by Aribert Reimann in Berlin. In 2018, under the baton of Howard Arman, she sang the role of Iris in Händel's Semele.

Sophia Körber is also very active in concert, oratorio and new music: she has sung under the baton of conductors such as François-Xavier Roth, Erich Polz, Peter van Heyghen, Philipp Ahmann, Axel Kober, Jörg Straube, Antonius Adamske and Martin Dietterle and performed works by Bach, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Mozart, György Ligeti, John Cage, Iris Szeghy and Sir Harrison Birtwistle. She has worked regularly with the Ensemble Megaphon since 2016. In 2018 she was with the Belgian Baroque Ensemble Les Muffatti as a soloist at the Magdeburg Telemann Festival, in Brussels and Luxembourg. Recently she sang with the Schola Heidelberg Mahler's 3rd Symphony with the Gürzenich Orchestra under the baton of François-Xavier Roth in the Cologne Philharmonie. Recordings and radio broadcasts at BR, NDR Kultur and Deutschlandfunk document her busy concert schedule.

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