The Austrian mezzo-soprano Klaudia Tandl, acting legend Gabriele Jacoby and the Irish pianist Niall Kinsella present with «Schubert's Women» Schubert songs and recitations by contemporary poets with a strong connection to women and the subject «love». There are classics like Das Heidenröslein, Du liebst mich nicht, Des Mädchens Klage or Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, but also lesser known songs like Luisens Antwort, Thekla or Gretchens Bitte. These are intertwined with poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ludwig Rellstab, Friedrich Schiller, Ignaz Franz Castelli, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, which Gabriele Jacoby stages in a unique way.
Austrian mezzo-soprano Klaudia Tandl is passionately dedicated to the lied genre. Tandl received important inspiration in numerous masterclasses, including as a scholarship recipient at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, as well as at the Oxford Lieder Festival. In April 2019, Klaudia Tandl made her debut with two world premieres in the Vienna Musikverein with the Ensemble Kontrapunkte conducted by Peter Keuschnig. Further collaboration is planned for February in the coming 2020-2021 season. Lied recitals have led the young mezzo-soprano throughout Europe. Klaudia Tandl could be heard at the Schubertiada in Barcelona in January 2020 together with the pianist and lied accompanist Eric Schneider, for instance. A CD portrait of the composer Christoph Renhart, part of the Zeit-Ton-Edition by ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), was released in January 2018. www.klaudia-tandl.com
Gabriele Jacoby, born 1944 in Salzburg, attended a private acting school in Munich before moving to Vienna to study at the Reinhardt Seminar from 1962 through 1964. Her first professional engagements were at the Salzburg Landestheater, and subsequently at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf; from 1971 on she appeared in film productions for movie and television. Gabriele Jacoby has performed at the Theater an der Josefstadt for twenty years, as well as at the Kammerspiele. Jacoby toured Germany, Austria and Switzerland with the theater troop «Der Grüne Wagen» (which included Gusti Wolf, Richard Eybner, and Fred Liewehr), and had performances at the Sommerspiele Melk (Melk Summer Festival), as well as the Bad Gandersheim and Berndorf Festivals, the Seefestspiele Mörbisch and at the Operetta Theater in Budapest.
Irish pianist Niall Kinsella studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, graduating with a Masters in Piano Accompaniment, following which furthered his postgraduate studies in lieder accompaniment and chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting Irish accompanists of his generation, Kinsella has performed extensively across Europe: in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy and at home in Ireland. His début CD, a disc of undiscovered songs and violin music by Irish composer John F. Larchet, was released by British record label Champs Hill Records in August 2020. www.niallkinsella.com