Born in Linz/Upper Austria, the alto-singer Lydia Vierlinger began her musical education playing violin and piano and after her A-levels first continued her studies in New York/USA to then enrol in the classes for solo voice and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna .
Lydia Vierlinger has worked with Diane Forlano in London and with Herwig Reiter in Vienna . Since 2004 she has served as associate professor teaching voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna .
Possessing a lot of ensemble experience ("Nova", "Voces" and "A.Schoenberg Choir") Lydia Vierlinger has become a singer in demand for old music. As a soloist she works with conductors like Adam Fischer, Rene Clemencic, Martin Haselböck, Adrian Leaper, Ingo Metzmacher, Erwin Ortner, Michael Radulescu, Jörg Zwicker and others, mainly performing in concerts.
Thus far she has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, Osterklang Vienna, Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Klangbogen Wien, Carinthian Summer, Styriarte, Festival LeMans, at the opening concert for the World Cultural Capital Salamanca, in Palau de la Musica/Barcelona and in the Grande Scuola di San Rocco in Venice, at the opening concert of the festival in Perugia , a.o.
In 2003 Lydia Vierlinger toured the Netherlands with J.S. Bach's St.Matthew's Passion performing also in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam . In Madrid she sang Beethoven 9th sinfony with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Madrid . A further great success was the Renaissance programme she staged with the New World Gamba Consort in the summers of 2003 and 2004. 2005 Lydia Vierlinger was performing a programm at the Mozart Festival Wuerzburg in Germany . She gave a guest performance of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's “St.Matthew's Passion” at the “Old Opera Frankfurt” in 2003 and in the course of Whitsun/Baroque in Salzburg .
Lydia Vierlinger has already given various recitals (Brucknerhaus/Linz, Steinway-Haus/Vienna, Schloss Esterhazy/Eisenstadt, Bezirksfestwochen/Vienna, Brunnental, Moskau, etc.). Often, she has given recital evenings singing Scottish folk songs arranged by Haydn and Beethoven, so she will sing songs by Beethoven in Malta 2007.
A duet-recital performed at the ORF (AustrianBroadcastinCorporation) has been recorded for CD in January 2002. Moreover, those "Romantic Duets" were performed at the Konzerthaus Vienna, in Prague , Berlin , Sarajewo, Belgrad and furthermore at the Gmundner Festwochen, in New York City / USA in January 2006, in Bayreuth (Germany) and Toblach (Gustav Mahler Festival) 2007.
In October 2005 the new CD “Boten der Liebe – Brahms Raritaeten” (Universal) was presented with a concert in the “Radiokulturhaus” Vienna .
In 2005 Lydia Vierlinger sang Bach's "Mass in b minor" in Singapore , it also took her to the “Wiener Musikverein” and the “O.Ö.Stiftskonzerte” in spring 2006. Performances of his "St.John's Passion" have been in Milan and Savona ( Italy ) in spring 2005.
For the world première of the long-lost Telemann opera "pastorelle en musique" Lydia Vierlinger appeared in the role of Amyntas at the “Festwochen Gmunden” in 2003 and in the Golden Concerthall of the Musikverein Vienna in 2004. This last concert was live-recorded for a CD (Capriccio).
A solo-CD with arias by G.F.Handel (accompaniment: Capella Leopoldina Graz under Jörg Zwicker), recorded in the Hofmusikkapelle Vienna in February 2004, was nominated in the category vocal for the “classic amadeo Austria 2005” (among the seven nominees have been Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon, Thomas Quasthof and others)
Together with the soprano Deborah York and the “capella leopoldina graz ” under Jörg Zwicker she has recorded “baroque duets” in august 2007 for a CD (Capriccio), coming out approximately spring 2008.
© Lydia Verlinger