Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Katharina Rössner

Univ.-Prof. for Voice and Vocal Pedagogy (Music Education)Department Vocal Studies
The soprano and singing teacher Katharina Rössner studied singing with Franz Lukasovsky as well as Lied & Oratorio with Edith Mathis. In addition, she took part in several master classes, including with Helena Lazarska, Graziella Sciutti and Walter Berry. After graduating, she could be heard in important roles in her field, both as a permanent singer and as a freelance singer, including Fiordiligi and Sylva Varescu in "Die Csardasfürstin". to continue her education with a Doctor of Musical Arts major in Voice Science/Vocal Pedagogy, which she completed in 2007 at Louisiana State University. Her dissertation topic was the songs of the Austrian-American composer Erich Zeisl.  She also worked there for years as a teaching assistant and taught singing, French/German Diction and Basics of Singing. She was also heard in various roles in the USA, including Micaëla and Mrs. Nolan in Giancarlo Menotti's "The Medium" with the New Orleans Opera Association under Robert Lyall. Her singing career in operas, operettas and church music took her through Europe and the US. Choral and vocal ensemble experience in the field of church music, but above all in opera (e.g. with the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor), complete the wide range of activities of the artist.  Another of her interests is contemporary music. Several of her works were premiered or are dedicated to her, including works by Alexander Wagendristel, Mark Engebretson, Heinz Reber and Christoph Cech. She has recorded works by M. William Karlins on CD for the Hungaroton label. She has won several competitions, including first prize in the International Summer Academy competition, a prize from the Baton Rouge Opera Guild and the International Robert Stolz Competition in Hamburg. After her return from the USA, Katharina Rössner was initially a lecturer for singing and singing methodology at the University of the Arts in Bremen, before taking on a professorship for singing and singing methodology there in 2012. She is a member of NATS and BDG/EVTA and regularly takes part in training courses at congresses. She published herself with VOX HUMANA.