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The Swiss soprano Gabrielle Weber grew up in Zürich, where she took singing classes and graduated in art history and musicology from the University of Zurich at the same time. She then specialized in interpretation of Renaissance, baroque and classical music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In master classes with Kai Wessel, Jill Feldman and Rosa Dominguez and the conductors Andrea Marcon and Gabriel Garrido she deepened her practice in Early music. She also participated in professional programmes in Ars Subtilior/Trecento directed by Francis Biggi, with whom she also studied medieval music at the Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève.

Her interest in contemporary music led Gabrielle Weber to the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, the Klangkunstbühne Berlin and to the Impuls Academy and –festival Graz. Later she earned a degree in Théâtre musical and voice at the Bern University of Arts where she studied with Georges Aperghis and Marianne Kohler.

Gabrielle Weber has been engaged as a soloist in Switzerland and has also peformed in Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Portugal. She interprets works from the Renaissance, baroque and the classical periods as well as modern music and premieres in concert, chamber music and musical theatre.

Her repertoire includes key works of oratorio and opera by significant composers such as G.F. Händel, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and Claudio Monteverdi. Beyond she also focuses on the interpretation of major modern works such as by Leos Janacek, Igor Strawinsky, György Kurtag and Georges Aperghis as well as on the combination of Early and New music and interdisciplinary works such as by George Aperghis.

Gabrielle Weber’s voice is characterized by clarity, warmth and articulation. The intensive expressions of her interpretations immediately touch the listener.

As a soloist she has performed in „Sarah was ninety years old“ by Arvo Pärt (Switzerland/Italy tour), „La Notte“ by Jacques Wildberger (conductor Peter Hirsch, Ensemble Boswil: at KUK Aarau, old church in Boswil among others), in a selected programme out of Codex Chantilly (Saison musicale Royaumont, Fribourg, directed by Avery Gosfield, Ensemble Lucidarium), in „ conversation with Klara“ by Leo Dick (Switzerland/Germany tour, e.g. Ballhaus Naunyn Berlin) as well as in the concert series of Howard Shore’s „The fellowship of the Ring“ (world premiere at KKL Lucerne, directed by Ludwig Wicki, 21st century Orchestra). Above she gave concerts with the conductors Roberto Gini, Martin Gester (le parlement de musique) and Jean Tubéry (La Fenice).


Gabrielle Weber

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