Barbara Christina Steude (soprano) was born in Mühlhausen in Thuringia, one of the cities most closely associated with Bach, where she received her early musical training. She studied church music and singing in Dresden. A much sought-after soloist, she regularly performs with conductors including Ludwig Güttler, Matthias Jung, Roderich Kreile, Georg Christoph Biller, Hans-Christoph Rademann, and Peter Schreier. Guest performances in Germany and abroad have taken her to the Rheingau Music Festival, Dresden Music Festival, to Japan, South Korea, France, Luxembourg, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. As well as vocal chamber music and music theatre, she has a particular interest in the music of Bach. Her CD “O Gottes Stadt, o güldnes Licht” (Carus 83.192), released in 2007, with solo cantatas by Dieterich Buxtehude with the Lautten Compagney Berlin was highly acclaimed in the press, and Early Music Review acknowledged Barbara Christina Steude as “a wonderful voice for Buxtehude.” She is a founding member of concerto con voce.