Letizia Scherrer

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The Swiss soprano Letizia Scherrer was trained at the Feldkirch Conservatory and at the Conservatories in Zurich, Tel Aviv (T. Rachum), and Basel (Kurt Widmer). She has received awards at the eleventh Leipzig Bach Competition, from the Eliette von Karajan Cultural Fund (Karajan-Preis 2003) and elsewhere. In 1999 Letizia Scherrer made her debut at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Jordi Savalli and in Carnegie Hall, New York, under Helmuth Rilling’s direction. Since then, this versatile soprano with an extensive repertoire ranging from Baroque to Modern has undertaken a busy schedule of concerts in many parts of Europe and North and South America, working with such conductors as Corboz, Creed, Herreweghe, Honeck, Korsten, Norrington, Rilling, Savall, Sawallisch, Venzago and Weigle.