Isabel Pfefferkorn
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Isabel Pfefferkorn


Isabel Pfefferkorn


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orn in Austria in 1991, Isabel Pfefferkorn started violin lessons at 4 before going on to study cello, piano and singing. In 2013 she received the Wagner scholarship and she was recently the youngest finalist in the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, Germany.


Isabel studied at the University of Arts in Zurich with Lina Maria Åkerlund. In 2016 she was chosen as a member of the “School of Excellence” with Margreet Honig at the Basel Music Academy. Masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Robert Holl, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christa Ludwig and Wolfram Rieger. As a soloist and chamber musician Isabel has appeared with several orchestras like Tonhalle Orchester Zürich or Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein or at international festivals like Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Vaduz Classic or Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.


In addition to the classical voice repertoire Isabel’s spectrum includes pop, jazz and contemporary music and she made her debut in the Konzerthaus Wien in 2017, performing Pierre Boulez’s “Le marteau sans maître“. Her first solo Lied-tour with her pianist Hanna Bachmann lead her through the USA and Canada with Franz Schubert‘s „Winterreise“ and an own composition called „Wüstenschrei“.