Cora Schmeiser

Soprano

Cora Schmeiser is a versatile vocalist. Her voice moves effortlessly between medieval, baroque, classical and contemporary styles. During her performances she uses her sophisticated voice and virtuosity with expressive contrasts and subtle mimicking to create an intimate atmosphere that captivates the listener. Theatrical but completely natural.

Cora got her first musical and creative impulses while growing up. She experienced the joy of making music together through a year-long membership with the Landesjugendchor Rheinland-Pfalz. This led her to studying music in Frankfurt am Main and The Hague at Sea. There she discovered and explored her special interest for early and medieval music, as well as contemporary music and drama. Cora refined her musical conception during master classes at the Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium/VocaalLAB in Amsterdam and courses on ‘Music of the Middle Ages / Early music of the higher classes’ in Fulda.

She currently teaches ‘Classical Singing’ at the Rotterdam SKVR-music school and works as a coach for the German language at both the ‘Groot Omroepkoor’ in Hilversum and ‘De Nederlandse Opera’ in Amsterdam. Since 2016 she teaches German for singers at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Since its founding in 2004, she is a regular member of the Cologne Frauenschola Ars Choralis Coeln, a choral group conducted by Maria Jonas, that is specialized in the interpretation and performance of music by important medieval composers like Hildegard von Bingen and Anna von Köln.