anna maria pammer

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", "‘
Entartete Musik", "Webern | Schubert", "Mozart & Co." and "Verlaine hérétique".
Anna Maria Pammer is co-founder and artistic director of the Austro-Armenian music festival in Yerevan.