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GERHILD ROMBERGER was born and grew up in Emsland in Germany. After having graduated her studies of music teaching at the University of Music in Detmold, she completed her vocal training with a concert exam with Heiner Eckels. She added additional courses for lied interpretation with professor Mitsuko Shirai and professor Hartmut Höll. Gerhild Romberger lives with her family in Detmold, where she is a highly popular professor of singing at the University of Music.
The mezzo-soprano has always focused on concert singing. Key aspects of her work are recitals with a wide variety of topics and her engagement with contemporary music. This singer’s extensive repertoire covers all major alto and mezzo-soprano parts of oratorios and concerts from the Baroque era, the Classical and Romantic periods, as well as 20th century literature.
Recent highlights of Gerhild Romberger’s concert career have been concerts with Manfred Honeck, who invited her for performances of, among other works, Mahler’s symphonies, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and the Große Messe by Walter Braunfels. Further concerts included the NDR Hamburg in Wolfgang Rihm’s Drei späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller, the Czech Philharmonic in Prague, numerous performances with Enoch zu Guttenberg (including Bach’s Passions, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, and Wagner’s Wesendoncklieder). After a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in the Philharmonie in Munich she received enthusiastic reviews: “The beautiful voice of the alto, which, despite its clarity, exudes an unearthly warmth, loving mother at first, tender lover at other times – Gerhild Romberger sings, and time stands still.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Her artistic work has led her to the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester under Riccardo Chailly, repeatedly to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (for Schmidt’s Buch mit den sieben Siegeln and Mendelssohn’s Elias with Thomas Hengelbrock), to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt, to the Symphony Orchestras of WDR and MDR, and to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. She also enjoys a close association with Ralf Otto of the Bachchor Mainz as well as Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Current and future performances include concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, and tours with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées under Philippe Herreweghe, with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck in the United States and Europe.