Katharina Konradi was born in Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan and moved to Germany at the age of fifteen, where she soon mastered the German language and completed her final school examinations (Abitur).  In 2009 she began her singing training with Julie Kaufmann in Berlin and subsequently completed her master’s degree in lied interpretation with Christiane Iven and Donald Sulzen at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre. From the 2015/16 season Katharina Konradi was a member of the ensemble of the Hessen State Theatre in Wiesbaden, where she sang many important soprano roles, including Pamina, Gretel, Adele, Susanna, Zerlina and Zdenka.

Following her remarkable debut in Hamburg, singing Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Katharina Konradi joins the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.  In the next two seasons she will be performing in several major roles, a. o. as Woglinde in Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, Papagena in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen, Melanto in Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera or Marzelline in Fidelio.

With the start of the new season Katharina Konradi joins the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2018-20. Winning the German Music Competition in 2016 brought added momentum for important concert engagements, among others with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, the Orchestre de Paris, the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, performing with conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Paavo Järvi and Lionel Bringuier.

In the 2018/2019 season Katharina Konradi is the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the mdr Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig. She sings the role of Adele in performances of Die Fledermaus conducted by Manfred Honeck with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.  She is a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, and she sings Bach cantatas with the ensemble Akamus at the Leipzig Bach Festival.

Katharina Konradi’s debut CD, on which she is accompanied by Gerold Huber, was issued on the Genuin Label in spring 2018. It is entitled gedankenverloren and includes songs by Schubert, Strauss, Krenek and Trojahn.  Lied interpretation is a special preoccupation for the young artist: during the summer of 2018 she gave guest performances at the Mozartfest Würzburg, in Lockenhaus, with the WDR or  in Tuesta in Spain. The festival and press of the Schubertiada Vilabertran declared the opening concert with a recital of Katharina Konradi as a “magic moment”.

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