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Mezzo-soprano Katharina Bierweiler (*2004) began her music training at the Karlsruhe University of Musik under the guidance of Prof. Christiane Libor and Stephan Klemm. 

As a member of renowned children's choir Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe, she participated in numerous opera projects as well as in CD recordings and concerts.


From the age of 14, Katharina has developed as a soloist both on stage and in concert, and has achieved first place in the German national competition "Jugend musiziert". She has also received many special awards such as "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben", Johann Friedrich Reichard Prize, and a scholarship from the Rheinsberg Academy for Young Musical Theatre. She was awarded the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation Prize  at the 51st National Singing Competition in Berlin. In 2020 she was nominated as "Up and Coming Singer the Year" in critics' choice of Opernwelt magazine and in 2023 was soloist on a multi venue tour of China.

Katharina has performed in many staged productions - most notably as Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande"/Debussy) at Freiburg Theatre and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, as Flora ("The Turn of the Screw"/Britten) at Freiburg Theatre and Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels, and as Aricia ("Operas-Minute"/Milhaud) at the Rheinsberg Academy for Youth Music Theatre to name a view. Her debut as Flora in a new production of "The Turn of the Screw" (Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie /De Munt 2021) was directed by Andrea Breth and conducted by Ben Glassberg. The production was live-streamed by MEZZO and recorded for CD by Alpha Classics. In 2022 Katharina performed the role of the Slave in a new production of "Salome"/Strauss at Grande Théâtre de Provence (directed by Andrea Breth and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher) for the International Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. At Karlsruhe University of Musik, she has performed Sandmann in Humperdinck's "Hänsel and Gretel" and the mezzo roles in contemporary children's opera "Wunderland" by Anno Schreier.

Dedicated to continuous improvement, Katharina regularly appears in masterclasses, most recently with Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender (summer 2023). For three successive years, she has been an honored scholarship  holder of the Riemshneider Foundation.


In the future, Katharina will return to her signature role of Flora in "The Turn of the Screw"/Britten at Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels (2024). In the summer of 2024 she makes her house and role debut as 2nd Boy ("Magic Flute"/Mozart) at the Saarpolygon Opera Festival in a new production by Stefano Poda, conducted by Marcus Bosch.

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