Ulrike Malotta

Ulrike Malotta's sensitive musicianship and strong stage presence have made her an internationally sought-after mezzo-soprano in a short space of time.

In the 2023/24 season, she will make her debuts at the Elbphilharmonie and the Tonhalle Zurich. She is looking forward to a “St. Matthew Passion” with the Gürzenich Orchestra under the direction of Peter Dijkstra in the Cologne Philharmonie and to concerts with the “Christmas Oratorio” under the direction of Christoph Poppen in Hong Kong.

Ulrike Malotta studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt, where she graduated with a Master's degree. She attended master classes with Christa Ludwig, Christian Gerhaher, Helmut Deutsch, Andreas Scholl, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rudolf Piernay and Helmuth Rilling.She toured with Bach's “Christmas Oratorio” with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Choir under Howard Arman, including at the KKL Lucerne. She sang Graupner's “Bewerbungskantaten” under Klaas Stok as part of the NDR concert series “Altes Werk” at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. International concert tours have taken her to other European countries as well as South Africa, Russia, Canada and Israel. She was a guest of Václav Luks at the Rudolfinum in Prague. She gave a solo tour with Avner Biron and his Israel Camerata Jerusalem entitled “In Beethoven's Shadow”. At the Montréal Bach Festival, she performed Bach's Mass in B minor with the Collegium 1704 in the renowned Maison Symphonique. Last December, a tour of Bach's “Christmas Oratorio” with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging was on her agenda.

She works with conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Ainars Rubikis, Alexander Liebreich and Ulf Schirmer and with orchestras such as the Akademie für Alte Musik, the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Camerata Vocale Freiburg. The mezzo-soprano also knows how to impress on the music theater stage. She recently made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Penderecki's “The Devils of Loudun” under the direction of GMD Vladimir Jurowski. At the Carl Orff Festival in Andechs, she performed with the Munich Symphony Orchestra under Hansjörg Albrecht as the profound Chiyo in Orff's dramatic opera “Gisei - The Sacrifice”. Together with her piano partner Hedayet Djeddikar, she devotes herself to art song programs, some of them rare, with which they make guest appearances on song stages throughout Germany.

Their musical work has already been documented on numerous occasions. In the recording of Bach's “St. John Passion” with the Bavarian Radio Choir and Concerto Köln, she sang the alto part (BR Klassik label). Only recently, CD recordings of Loewe's oratorios “Das Sühnopfer des Neuen Bundes” and “Jan Huss” were released by OehmsClassics.