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Bettina Pahn - Soprano

was born in Erfurt. She first studied cello and later focused on singing at the Hanns Eisler Music University in Berlin and with Professor Elsa Cavelti in Frankfurt. Since June 2012, Bettina Pahn works together with the renowned Dutch singing teacher Margreet Honig. Her moving lyric soprano voice quickly excited the interest of diverse conductors in the areas of Oratorium, early music and lieder.

The German Soprano cooperates intensively with Ton Koopman in recordings and concerts. Together with him, she performs in the most important concert halls (the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam...) and also in numerous of international festivals (the Göttingen Handel Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival). She has recorded four albums of a set of CDs with Ton Koopman dedicated to the work Dieterich Buxtehude. The second album "Opera Omnia VII - Volume 3" received the German Echo Classic Award 2009. From 2012 to 2014 Bettina Pahn has recorded numerous Buxtehude's Solo Cantatas under the guidance of Ton Koopman.

Additionally, Bettina Pahn has sung under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock, Frieder Bernius, Pierre Cao, Peter Rundel, Christoph Schoener and Patrick Peire, among others.

Bettina Pahn collaborates with Echo prize winner Joachim Held (lutenist) and Tini Mathot (Harpsichord) since many years. In 2007 the duo Pahn/Held performed with great success at the "Göttinger Handel Festival", in 2008 at the "Schwetzinger Festival" and in 2009 at the "Schleswig-Holstein-Festival". As part of the "Handel Festival" in Halle (Germany), they gave a concert in 2011 with the ensemble Sarband. In autumn 2007 Hänssler Classic released their first collaborative CD of German folk songs and in summer 2009 a CD of German Christmas songs "Silent Night". In 2011 the duo performed at the renowned "Innsbrucker Early Music Festival" in Austria and in 2015 at the "Itineraire Baroque Festival" in France.
Bettina pahn and Tini Mathot performed several times at the "Itinéraire Baroque Festival" in France and in 2013 they gave a very successful concert at the "Originalklang Freistadt Festival" in Austria. End of May 2016 the duo, together with Ton Koopman, performed songs by Telemann, Haydn, Mozart, Rust und Zelter at the Esterhazy Castle in Hungary.

In September 2014 Bettina Pahn and Tini Mathot recorded "There was a King in Thule" for the Label Naxos. In October 2016 the duo will record Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Lieder (Label Naxos). In 2017 Bettina Pahn together with Joachim Held (Lute) and Christine Schornsheim (Organ) will record two albums with poems of Paul Gerhardt.

In 2017 Bettina Pahn will perform in Germany at the "Göttinger Händelfestspielen", at the "Bach Festival" in Hamburg St. Michaelis and at the Opening of the "Musiktage am Dom zu Speyer". She will also sing in France on the occasion of the Opening of the "Itineraire Baroque Festival".

In the same year the Soprano will work for the first time together with Pablo Heros-Casado. She will sing the work of Monteverdi "Selva Morale e Spirituale" in Spain (Madrid, Granada, Murcia, Girona, Barcelona) - a CD will be recorded by Harmonia Mundi France.

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