The mezzo-soprano Claudia Scheiner had her first singing lesson with Martina Hennemann at the Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz. After taking her final school exams, she took up her studies at the Cologne University of Music under Claudia Kunz-Eisenlohr, which she completed at the University of Music Saar under Ruth Ziesak. Since then, she has regularly worked with Johannes Effertz-Wolff and drawn additional artistic inspiration from master classes by Charlotte Lehmann, Ingeborg Danz, Egon Mihajlovic, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Rudolf Piernay, Klesie Kelly- Moog, Breda Zakotnik and Thomas Heyer.

During her studies, as well as performing at her university opera productions, she also appeared in theatre productions in Aachen, Koblenz and Saarbrücken, taking on the smaller solo roles of ‘Barbarina’ and ‘Marzelline’ in The Marriage of Figaro and ‘Leonis’ in Die schöne Helena (La belle Hélène).

These days, alongside her work as a singing teacher, Claudia has a busy concert schedule, covering the whole stylistic range of vocal music, including Bach’s cantatas and motets (to which she has devoted herself in particular as a member of the vocal consort Parlando [Saarbrücken] in historical performance practice), large oratorios from the classical and romantic periods and new music. She sang the solo part in the German premiere of Jose de Nebra’s Requiem and could also be heard at ‘Mouvement’, the Festival for New Music in Saarbrücken, with the song cycle ‘Apparition’ by George Crumb.

Highlights from her current concert calendar before the coronavirus crisis included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Neuchatel (Switzerland), Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and extracts from ‘West Side Story’ as Anita with the Konzertchor Darmstadt.