Thérèse Lindquist


Therese Lindquist

Lektorin for Lied and Oratorio Department Vocal Studies
Thérèse Lindquist is Professor of Lied & Oratorio at the Mozarteum University and is in demand as a leader of master classes for singers and Lied duos in Europe, Israel, Japan, Korea and the USA. In addition to her extensive knowledge of and interest in German, French and English-American Lied, which she has presented in several projects, she has devoted many years to the songs of women composers, accompanying recitals and lecturing at international festivals and symposia.

Thérèse Lindquist studied piano and chamber music in Sweden and continued her studies in Art Song in Salzburg with Paul Schilhawsky. The award-winning accompanist (including first prize at the Jenny Lind Competition) has served as official accompanist in numerous master classes (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Helena Lazarska, Robert Holl and Silvia McNair among others), and in international competitions such as the International Robert Schumann Competition and the International Mozart Competition Salzburg. She has performed with well-known artists such as Wolfgang Holzmair, Dana McKay, Hillevi Martinpelto, Christian Miedl, Christiane Karg, Peter Ullrich, Dietmar Kerschbaum and John Thomasson at international festivals such as the Heidelberg Frühling, the Carinthian Summer, Allegro Vivo, Lienz Music Week and Music vid Siljan, Caixa Galicia, The Florida Festival of Fine Arts, Schubert Festival Shorter University in Georgia, Festival Presentation Salzburg and Osaka Festival. In collaboration with the countertenor Paul Esswood, she made an intensive study of the performance practice of early music. The National Association of Teachers of Singing has repeatedly invited her to give concerts, lectures
and master classes at various universities in the USA (Florida International University, Columbus State University, University of Miami Frost School of Music, etc.). Her awardwinning CD recording of songs by Josephine Lang with Dana McKay, soprano (German records) was praised as a "small masterpiece" in Dieter Kühn's biography of Clara
Schumann. Lindquist has accompanied Wolfgang Holzmair on a CD of songs by Anton Webern (Webern pur, Institut für Neue Musik Salzburg), a CD of Kowalski songs (Bridge Records) and a CD of Wunderhorn songs (Col legno), all of which received excellent reviews. ( See Homepage ) A highly acclaimed CD with songs by Max Kowalski (Wolfgang Holzmair, Bridge Records) and a master class with songs by Viktor Ullmann for song duos at The Jerusalem Academy of Dance and Music, reflect her interest in the music of Jewish composers during the Second World War.