Katharina Radlberger -- Concert at First Church of Nashua, NH, February 2013 -- Rupert Bergmann

High Strings Deep Voice
A chamber music project for bass-baritone, violin and piano
General information on the project

High Strings Deep Voice is a concert program for violin, bass-baritone voice and piano. This collaboration brings together violinist Katharina Radlberger and bass-baritone singer Rupert Bergmann sister and brother living on different continents and Boston based pianist Bill Merrill. These three musicians met in 2010 and immediately connected on a musical and personal level. High Strings Deep Voice combines a variety of old and new repertory. Included are well known works as well as world premieres and compositions written especially for this group. The program begins with introductory remarks by Mr. Bergmann followed by a selection of arrangements of works by Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Joseph Haydn. Also included are works by Canadian composer Wolfgang Bottenberg and Japanese composer Rica Narimoto as well as an unusual bilingual composition by the Ukrainian composer Julia Gomelskaya. This program will be sung in English and in German. The repertory presented is adaptable and versatile in consideration for various audience preferences. This program was premiered at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in September 2011 (thanks to the generosity of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, D.C.), at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal, Canada, in 2012 and 2014 (thanks to the generosity of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Ottawa), in the concert series of the First Church of Nashua, NH in 2013 and venues in the Boston area, United States and Canada in 2014.


Read more about Katharina and Rupert in an article published in
NASHUA TELEGRAPH, Nashua, NH, USA in February 2013




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Read the interview of Katharina and Rupert in BADNER ZEITUNG, Baden/Vienna, February 2016 (in german)



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For more information contact: katharina@erstegeige.at or rupert.bergmann@aon.at

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Listen to sound files from previous concerts

Traditional repertoire

Mozart, Das Veilchen - arrangement: Katharina Radlberger/Bill Merrill, recording: First Church of Nashua, NH, February 2013
Schubert, An Silvia - arrangement by Jury Everhartz, recording: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, September 2011
Wolf, Fühlt meine Seele from: Michelangelo Lieder - arrangement by Jury Everhartz, recording: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, September 2011

Contemporary repertoire

Wolfgang Bottenberg, It was a Lover and his Lass from: Seasons of Life - Shakespeare Songs (2007) - recording: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, September 2011
Rica Narimoto, Furuike-ya from: The Sound of Water from Basho's Haiku (2011/12) - recording: St.Andrews Church, Toronto, Canada, November 2012
Rica Narimoto, Samidare-o from: The Sound of Water from Basho's Haiku (2011/12) - recording: St.Andrews Church, Toronto, Canada, November 2012

Live at Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur
Montréal, Canada
18. November 2012


Previous concerts

Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, USA, September 13th 2011 *
Austrian Embassy / Austrian Cultural Forum Washington DC, USA, September 16th 2011 *
Ellingwood Chapel, Nahant, MA, USA, September 24th 2011 *
St.Botolph Club, Boston, MA, USA, November 9th 2012 *
Rotch-Jones-Duff House in New Bedford, MA, November 11th 2012 *
Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montréal, Canada, November 18th 2012 **
St.Andrew's Church Toronto, Canada, November 24th 2012 **
The First Church, Nashua, NH, February 17th 2013, 3pm
Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur, Montréal, Canada, April 3rd 2014

Bühne Baden/Vienna, Max Reinhardt Foyer, February 23th 2016 ***

(*) Version for bass-baritone, violin, cello and piano
(**) Concerts played by Canadian pianist Martin Dubé
(***) First time in Austria, with Austrian pianist Christoph Traxler

Upcoming concerts

A new edition of High Strings Deep Voice with new world premieres
is planned for 2018 !