Annette Markert

Born in the Rhoen Valley in Thueringen, Germany, Annette Markert later finished her education and vocal training at the Leipzig School of Music «Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy». She was quickly engaged by the opera houses of Halle and Leipzig. A free-lance artist since 1996, she has achieved international acclaim in concert and opera performances with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic under direction of Kurt Masur ,the Vienna Philharmonic under Philippe Herreweghe, and the Bach Academy Stuttgart under Helmut Rilling to name a few. Under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington she was heard in London with Bach's B-Minor Mass in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Bach's death. Annette Markert has achieved acclaim in her interpretations of title roles in Handel operas such as Floridante, Rinaldo, Orest and Giulio Cesare. With these successes she was honored with the coveted Handel Prize from the city of Halle twice.

A close collaboration with the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Thomanerchor brings her every year to Dresden and Leipzig.

Annette Markert is heard on many international concert stages such as with the San Francisco Symphony under Herbert Blomstedt in Elijah as well as Brahm's Altrhapsodie with Kurt Masur on the pulpit.

Ms. Markert has to her credit many CD productions such as Bach's Christmas Oratorio and the St. John's Passion conducted by Ludwig Guettler under the Berlin Classics lable. On the Harmonia Mundi lable she can be heard under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe in the Mozart Requiem and Mendelssohn's Paulus.

Lothar Zagrosek conducts Eisler's Deutsche Sinfonie on the Decca lable, as well as Martin's Golgotha under direction of Hert Boeck, Erato lable, Bachkantaten with Ton Koopman and with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging under Jos van Veldhoven.

27 November 2009

Annette Markert

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