Gerhild Romberger

Gerhild Romberger was born and grew up in Emsland in Germany. After having graduated her studies of music teaching at the University of Music in Detmold she completed her vocal training with a concert exam with Heiner Eckels. Further she added courses for lied interpretation with professor Misuko Shirai and professor Hartmut Höll. Meanwhile Gerhild Romberger lives with her family in Detmold where the highly popular teacher since many years holds a professorship for singing at the University of Music. 

The mezzosoprano in her singing has always focused on concert singing. Key aspects of her work are recitals with a wide variety of topics and her engagement with contemporary music. This singer´s astonishing extensive repertoire covers all major alto and mezzo-soprano parts of oratios and concerts from the Baroque era, the Classical and Romantic periods as well as 20th century literature. 

Highlights of Gerhild Romberger`s concert career in recent years have been concerts with Manfred Honeck, who invited her for, amongst others, Mahler´s symphonies, Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis or the Große Messe by Walter Braunfels. Further concerts at the NDR Hamburg with Wolfgang Rihm´s Drei späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Prague, numerous performances with Enoch zu Guttenberg (among others Bach´s Passions, Verdi´s Messa da Requiem, Beethoven´s Missa solemnis and Wagner´s Wesendoncklieder). After a performance of Bach´s St. Matthew`s Passion in the Philharmonie in Munich she received enthused reviews: „The beautiful voice of the alto, which, despite its clarity, exudes an unearthly warmth, loving mother at first, tender lover at other times – Gerhild Romberger sings, and time stands still. (Süddeutsche Zeitung). 

Her artistic work leads her to the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester under Riccardo Chailly, repeatedly to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (with Schmidt´s Buch mit den sieben Siegeln and with Mendelsson´s Elias with Thomas Hengelbrock), to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt, to the Symphony Orchestras of WDR and MDR and to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. A regular cooperation closely connects Gerhild Romberger to Ralf Otto of the Bachchor Mainz as well as to Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs Elysées in Paris. 

In the near future the mezzosoprano will perform with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Prague, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, on tour with Beethoven`s Missa solemnis with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées Paris under Philippe Herreweghe, with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck in the United States and on tour in Europe (Mahler´s 2nd Symphony + Mozart`s Requiem).