Natasha Schnur


Natasha Schnur is a German soprano widely active as a concert singer. She specializes in early music but enjoys a wide range of repertoire including opera, art song and contemporary music.


German soprano Natasha Schnur studied at the University of Music Karlsruhe under Prof. Donald Litaker and at Yale University under Prof. James Taylor, specializing in early music. She was awarded the Hugh Porter Scholarship from Yale's Institute of Sacred Music and the Margot Fassler Prize in the Performance of Sacred Music. During her time at Yale she performed with conductors Masaaki Suzuki, David Hill and Nicholas McGegan. Concerts included J. S. Bach’s Trauerode BWV 198 and Magnificat BWV 243, as well as J. Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem.In 2017 she made her debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall performing in the premiere of Reena Esmail’s This Love Between Us.  

In collaboration with pianist Markus Hadulla she performs in the musical-literary concert series wort+ton. These concerts combine two art forms about which she is very passionate: literature and art song. She is a regular member of the Vocalensemble Rastatt and the RIAS Kammerchor. Natasha Schnur is one of the six laureats of the 8th edition of Le Jardin des Voix. Performances of the programme “An English Garden” took place at the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, the Théâtre Graslin/Nantes, the Théâtre de Caen, the Auditorio Nacional de Música/Madrid, the Auditorio of Zaragoza, the Philharmonie/Cité de la Musique Paris and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall/Moscow under the direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew.  


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