Sophie Harmsen

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In her work with famous directors such as Robert Wilson, William Kentridge and Andreas Dresen Sophie Harmsen was able to hone her already convincing and much praised acting skills. Early Music is one of Sophie Harmsen\'s greatest loves. Her solo recitals with Concerto Köln and Capella Augustina were raving successes and concerts with Vaclav Luks, Jos van Immerseel, Raphaël Pichon, Andrea Marcon, as well as numerous concerts and CD recordings with Frieder Bernius are documentation of her artistic versatility. The Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and Sophie Harmsen share a particular bond, as she has often sung with Helmuth Rilling and still appears with Hans Christoph Rademann on a regular basis. Sophie Harmsen is a frequent performer at large international festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele, the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Bachfest Leipzig. She sees the collaboration with large symphony orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is an integral part of her artistic journey. Having already travelled the world at a young age as the daughter of German diplomats, Sophie Harmsen studied at the University of Cape Town and with Prof. Dr. Edith Wiens and now lives in Berlin with her family.