Siri Karoline Thornhill
The Norwegian soprano Siri Karoline Thornhill, who was born in England, began her
singing-studies in her native city of Stavanger. She fulfilled her post-graduate studies in baroque-singing in The Hague where she studied with Marius van Altena, Rita Dams and Diane Forlano. Master classes and opera courses with Christina Deutekom, Elly Ameling and Anna Reynolds.
She has a busy concert and opera career, which includes repertoire ranging from early music to works of the 21st century. This has brought collaboration‘s with Ton Koopman, Fabio Biondi, Phillippe Herreweghe, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Hengelbrock, Gottfried von der Goltz, Jos van Veldhoven, Winfried Toll, Andreas Spering, Louis Andriessen und Sigiswald Kuijken.
She has been a regular guest in international festivals, such as the Handel-festivals in Göttingen and Halle, Rheingau Festival, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Festival de
Printemps Monte Carlo, Feldkirch Festival, Les rencontres Musicales de Vezelay, Festival de L'Opera Beaune, Oslo Kammermusikk Festival, Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht and Festival Brügge. She sang with ensembles like Freiburger Barockorchester, Collegium Vocale Gent, La Petite Bande, The Netherlands Bachsociety, Apollo Ensemble, Orquesta Barrocca de Sevilla, L'Orfeo Barockorchester Linz, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Norwegian Baroqueorchestra and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
Siri K. Thornhill has sung in operaproductions in Komischen Oper Berlin, Theater Freiburg and Oper Halle. Numerous radio-, CD- and TV recordings document her artistic achievements, such as Handel‘s Messiah, Jephtha, Saul, Judas Maccabeus and Imeneo, Bach's B Minor Mass, St. John – and St. Matthew Passion and solo-cantatas BWV 51, 52, 84, 199 and 209, Telemann‘s Tag des Gerichts and Der Tod Jesu, Brahms Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and C Minor Mass and Haydn's Die Schöpfung with the CD-labels cpo, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Ars Musici, Accent Heidelberg, Channel Classics and Radio France, BR TV- and Radio, SWR, WDR, NDR, SR and ORF.
(c) Marco Borggreve
Sat October 20th, 2012, 8.00 p.m., Ev. Hlg. Kreuz