© Christian Hostettler

Bernadette Beckermann

Mezzosoprano

The human voice, in its unity of sound and word, is able to transcend spaces and times - to warmly encounter, recognize and touch one another. Singing means to me that connection of outer and inner world captured in sound.

The joy of the versatility of musical styles and epochs guides me through a broad repertoire ranging from Gregorian and romantic songs to contemporary and experimental music. My artistic home, however, has become the broad field of early music - in particular the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. I am passionate about singing both as a soloist and in ensembles, more often in the church gallery than on the opera stage, exploring with curiosity the range between tradition and experiment, concert and performance.

It fills me with gratitude to be able to make music with conductors such as Hans-Christoph Rademann, Václav Luks, and Michael Alber, as well as with ensembles such as Collegium 1704 and Tiburtina, Continuum, and Wunderkammer throughout Europe. I won 1st prize at the International Early Music Vocal Competition Poznan 2017 and was a finalist at the International Telemann Competition 2017 and the International Vocal Competition for Church Music CantateBach! 2019. I completed my vocal studies at the conservatories in Dresden and Leipzig, where I now live as a freelance singer.

I draw inspiration and strength from nature, a good book or conversation, and travel - whether alone on the Spanish pilgrimage path Camino del Norte or together with a friend and backpack through Sri Lanka. As a deepening of my intensive yoga and meditation practice, I recently started a training as MBSR teacher at the Institute for Mindfulness in Berlin.

Bernadette Beckermann
© Christian Hostettler

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