The soprano Claudia von Tilzer is mainly performing as soloist in Oratorio and Lieder. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque, all the way to contemporary composers. She does not want to focus on any particular period. Rather she is intrigued by the diversity of musical styles. She confesses “I like best the music I am just performing”.
At this moment, Bach´s St John Passion and The Creation by Joseph Haydn are among her favorites. A concert featuring the latter will take place in Switzerland under the direction of Annedore Neufeld, with whom she has been closely connected for several years.
The singer enjoyes learning modern or unknown older compositions. This opportunity is given to her e.g. by Sönke Wittnebel, Chorusmaster at the Schlosskirche Friedrichshafen, this year with Friedrich Schneiders oratorio "Getsemane and Golgatha" (1838).
Claudia von Tilzer has been performing with various conductors, among others Georg Christoph Biller, Mathias Breitschaft, Bernhard Buttmann, Matthias Elger, Andreas Göpfert, Alex Hug, Carsten
Klomp, Eckart Manke, Ambros Ott and Martin Gotthard Schneider.
Since early childhood, Claudia loved singing, but nevertheless first studied Violoncello at the University of Music “Franz Liszt“ at Weimar. While being engaged as cellist at the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra and in addition beeing member of the Thuringian string quartet „Musica Viva“, she again enrolled at Weimar to study voice with Helga Bante. She attended master
classes with Venceslava Hruba-Freiberger, Anna Reynolds and Norman Shetler. Since her graduation, Ulrike Fuhrmann, Leipzig and Weimar, has become her musical mentor. After completion of her studies, Claudia von Tilzer moved to Bremerhaven in Northern Germany. During this time she worked as a substitute with the Choir of the Northern German Broadcasting Corporation (ndr) at Hamburg. Hans-Christoph Rademann who was the Chorus Master at the time, gave her many musical impulses. Claudia now lives at Konstanz and, in addition to her concert engagements is active as a voice teacher to a large crowd of admiring students.
She has been and is performing in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, and the Ukraine. In the Cologne Philharmonic, she was soloist in Bach’s St. John’s Passion and in the „Kultur- und Kongresszentrum“ (KKL) at Lucerne in the German Requiem by Brahms. She was recorded by the Central German Broadcasting Corporation Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (mdr) as soloist with the Jena Philharmonic. Moreover she sang at the Music Festivals Internationale Moselfestwochen, Kulturwochen Ruhr, and Internationales Bodenseefestival.
She performed in the role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Friedrichshafen. Together with the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Eva Schad she interpreted the “Vier letzte Lieder” by
Richard Strauss, and the “Wesendonck Lieder” by Richard Wagner.
In addition to Lieder and chamber music performances she enjoys to be part in projects devoted to works of world literature such as “The Little Mermaid“ by Hans Christian Andersen and “Eugen Onegin” by Alexander Pushkin, in collaboration with an actress and a pianist. She is particularly
fond of the Pushkin project because this allows her to perform in songs by Russian composers in the original language in which she is fluent.
Together with her husband Claudia is organizing a series of organ recitals by internationally renown organ players on the new Metzler Organ in her home town Dettingen near Konstanz.