Angelika Huber, Soprano
Angelika Huber, soprano, has been highly recognized as an interpret of the lied genre during recent years. Song recitals have become her main focus. Saarbrücker Zeitung praised her recital of Mahler‘s „Rückert-Lieder“ as perfectly accomplished art („Vollendete Liedkunst“). For many years in Schloss Nymphenburg she has presented lucid programs of her own called „LiedKunst KunstLied“. In this series of concerts she gives attention to the well-known lied repertoire as well as to the undiscovered and eccentric. She likes to moderate explaining the biographic and literary backgrounds.
Moreover in her highly respected CD productions Angelika Huber shows an extraordinary liking for the rediscovery of wrongly forgotten composers: „Frauen um Brahms“ (Women surrounding Brahms), „Schubert im Freundeskreis“ (Schubert among his friends), „Von ewiger Liebe“ (Of eternal love) are the titles of world premiere recordings of Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Josephine Lang, Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Johann Michael Vogl, Franz Lachner and Gustav Jenner. Another CD comprising compositions by Felix Mendelssohn and his great admirer Max Bruch will soon be published.
Meanwhile the interesting repertoire of Beer-Walbrunn‘s song compositions ranges among Angelika Huber‘s favourites in her artistic performance. Including the „Shakespeare sonnets“, published in 2017, the main part of Beer-Walbrunn‘s oevre of songs has now been presented to the public. The final chord of the project will be another CD, casting light on the relationship between the monumental conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler and one of his first teachers, Anton Beer-Walbrunn, comparing both their oevres.
Angelika Huber took her first steps on stage with the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. She studied singing with Silvia Greenberg, Thomas E. Bauer, Christian Gerhaher, as well as in Fritz Schwinghammer‘s lied class at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Tanja d‘Althann, Christoph Prégardien, András Schiff and Brigitte Fassbaender in their master courses inspired her all the more.
As the first award winner of the competition „Jugend musiziert“ as well as finalist of the „Bundeswettbewerb Gesang“ in Berlin, even during her studies she performed in quite a number of opera productions, for instance at the Munich „Prinzregententheater“. She worked with famous conductors as Zubin Mehta, Ivan Fischer, Hartmut Haenchen, Ulf Schirmer and Frieder Bernius. Angelika Huber often participates in festivals like „Amiata Piano Festival“, „Max-Reger-Tage“ or „Beer-Walbrunn-Tage“. She also took concert tours as far as Argentina and Israel.
As a soprano soloist Angelika Huber covers all the different genres and styles of music between the baroque cantata and passion, classical and romantic opera and contemporary composition. She recorded several world premieres on CD, among others with the Munich Rundfunkorchester.