The Soprano Anna Maria Pammer studied Vocal Performance, Cello,
Lied-Interpretation and Opera in Vienna, following which she was
a member of the Zurich Opera Studio. She has attended master classes
with, amongst others, Walter Berry and Sena Jurinac, and has worked
repeatedly with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
Following a successful performance in Udo Zimmermanns "Der
Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin" at the Salzburg Festival
in 1995 and at the Leipzig Opera, she has performed at the Opéra
de Paris, the Wiener Volksoper, the Wiener Kammeroper and at the
Opera Houses of Cologne, Ulm, Darmstadt, St. Gallen and Klagenfurt.
She has sung with leading orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony
Orchestra, the Chapelle Royale, the Orchestra of the RAI in Turin,
the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonie and the SWR Symphony Orchestra,
and with the conductors Adam Fischer, Dennis Russell Davies, Sir
Roger Norrington, Rudolf Barschai, Gary Bertini, Roberto Abbado,
Philippe Herreweghe, Johannes Kalitzke und Franz Welser-Möst.
In the field of chamber music she has worked with the Arditti
String Quartet, the Hagen Quartet, the Aron Quartet, the Diotima
Quartet, the Zemlinsky Quartet, the Quatuor Thymos, Patricia Kopatchinskaja,
András Keller und Gidon Kremer.
She held the position of Artist in Residence at the Brucknerhaus
in Linz between 2007 and 2010. Her performances here demonstrated
her manifold musical interests, in particular her striving towards
the seamless integration of music and drama. Amongst other performances
were lecture recitals of Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartets
and staged presentations featuring ‘entartete’ (degenerate)
music, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hildegard von Bingen, Cathy Berberian
and Barbara Strozzi. Her particular connection to contemporary
music is reflected in her discography, which includes works by
Peter Androsch, Bernhard Lang, Christian Utz und Georg Kreisler.
She has recently recorded Robert Schumann’s "Album
für die Jugend op. 79", Balduin Sulzer’s settings
of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s "Tractatus logico-philosophicus",
| Schubert", "Mozart & Co." and "Verlaine
Anna Maria Pammer is co-founder and artistic director of the Austro-Armenian
music festival in Yerevan.