The soprano Mechthild Bach was born in Limburg/ Lahn and studied singing with Elsa Cavelti at the Frankfurt Musikhochule. She also studied under Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Laura Sarti and Vera Rosza. From 1986 she was the recipient of a grant from the German National Studies Foundation (SDV). Opera engagements took her to various German theaters where she mastered a broad repertoire as a lyric soprano. As a concert singer, Mechthild Bach regularly collaborates with renowned artists and ensembles throughout Europe. Her artistic achievements are preserved on numerous radio and CD recordings. A recording of Zelenka’s Missa Dei Patris in which she was a soloist was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize in 2002.