Pischorn, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Pischorn studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik in Graz, Austria and at Trinity College of Music, London.  During her post-graduate studies she specialised in works of the 20th and 21st century and sang several first performances in London.  Jacqueline sang the first performance of Kyng Orfeo, written for her by Ian Schofield, at Turner Sims Hall in Southampton, accompanied by David Owen Norris.

Recent singing engagements include Gounod Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecileand Melisande in excerpts of Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisandewith Kington Choral Society near Hereford, conducted by Igor Kennaway, and Emmeline in Purcell’s King Arthur in Newbury with Edward Lambert, Brahms Requiem with the Portsmouth Baroque Choir and the B Minor Mass with the London Orpheus Choir in Southwark Cathedral.

Jacqueline works as German language coach for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, for Welsh National Opera (Salome and Wozzeck 2009, Entführung and Meistersinger 2010) and notable UK choirs.  In autumn 2010 she will be German language coach for WNO’s productions of Fidelio and Ariadne auf Naxos.

Recently her book German Diction for English-speaking singers was officially launched at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff.