Artists biographies
Ingeborg Danz

German contralto Ingeborg Danz studied with Heiner Eckels in Detmold. Whilst still being a student, she was awarded several prizes and was granted scholarships by Deutscher Musikrat and Richard-Wagner-Federation.

Although the artist has appeared on several opera stages, a. o. in Hamburg, her main focus is on oratorio, concert and lied. She very closely collaborates with Helmuth Rilling/Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe.

Ingeborg Danz does not exclusively commit herself to certain musical epochs. Works of the late romantic period, such as Mahler's symphonies, Berlioz' Nuits d'été or Schumann's Faust-Szenen, sacral music by Bruckner and Beethoven are part of her regular repertoire, still it is no exaggeration to call her one of the finest Bach performers of her generation. Ingeborg Danz is also a board member of the Neue Bachgesellschaft Leipzig.

Her collaboration with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Herbert Blomstedt, Manfred Honeck, Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe, Riccardo Chailly, Heinz Holliger, Helmuth Rilling, Ingo Metzmacher and Semyon Bychkov led her to the Theatro alla Scala, the Lucerne and Salzburg Festival and the leading orchestras of the world.

Ingeborg Danz has a particular passion for recitals. She gives recitals, accompanied by Michael Gees or Daniel Heide, and regularly receives rave reviews.

Her extensive repertoire is documented by numerous CD recordings: Mozart masses under Nikolaus Harnoncourt produced by Teldec, various recordings with Philippe Herreweghe produced by Harmonia Mundi, Lieder by Johannes Brahms produced by hänssler and also together with the International Bach Academy Stuttgart under Helmuth Rilling, for example both Bach Passions, Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio, also produced by hänssler. In May 2008 Brilliant Classiscs released a box dedicated to the entire works by Johannes Brahms, including a song CD with Ingeborg Danz accompanied on the piano by Helmut Deutsch.

Ingeborg Danz © Felix Bröde Ingeborg Danz © Felix Bröde

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2015