Margot Oitzinger was born in Graz and studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in her hometown. She also participated in sever - al master classes with Emma Kirkby and Peter Kooij. She was a prizewinner at the International Johann- Sebastian-Bach competition in Leipzig 2008 and at the International baroque singing competition in Chimay (Belgium) 2006. Her repertoire ranges from the works of Bach and Handel, with an emphasis on oraatrios, via Mozart and Haydn, up to music of the romantic and modern eras. As a soloist she has performed with ensembles such as the Collegium Vocale Gent, the Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Copenhagen, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, the Wiener Akademie, the Bach Consort, Le Concert Lorrain, Sette voci, the Dunedin Consort, and many others. Apart from numerous chanson and Lieder recitals, and at the Festival Crete Senesi, she has also performed many operatic roles – especially from the Ba - roque era – at the Kammeroper Graz, Kammeroper Vienna, at the Donaufestwochen in Greinburg Castle and at the Styriarte. Margot Oitzinger performs at many international festivals and can be heard on numerous CD recordings.