B I O ●
G R A P H Y

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The Alto Dina König was born in Kasachstan and performed her debut on an opera stage at the age of 23, singing the role of Holofernes in Vivaldi’s oratorio “Judita Triumphans” - a spectacular production at the Theater Basel under the musical direction of maestro Andrea Marcon.

Successful experiences on stage singing the roles of Messagiera and Speranza  in Claudio Monteverdis L´Orfeo (Ensemble Daedalus, Direction Roberto Festa) soon followed.


Her musical engagements allow her to perform on stages all over Europe, bringing her together with conductors and orchestras such as Václav Luks (Zelenka „Gesu al Calvario“ – the role of Maria Cleofe ), Roland Böer (Händel „Messiah“ - Orchestra Leonore,  Teatro Manzoni Pistoia), Andrea Marcon (La Cetra Barockorchester – Bach „mass in b-minor“ and Händel „Messiah“) the Salzburger Barockorchester (Bach „Christmas oratorio“), as well as Jordi Savall and Daniela Dolci.

She also is a regular guest at famous music festivals such as “Utrecht Oude Musik Festival,” “Montreal Baroque Festival” and “Freunde alter Musik Basel”.


Dina König studied at the prestigious school for early music, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, with Evelyn Tubb and Gerd Türk. She also received inspiration working with singers like Sabine Schütz, Andreas Scholl, Peter Kooij, Sara Mingardo, Emma Kirkby, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti and Marijana Mijanovic.


Though she is a successful and specialized interpreter of the music of the 17th and 18th century, she has a very wide and colorful repertoire of music going from Bach  to contemporary music. Dina enjoys also singing in other styles and ranges, such as medieval, renaissance or jazz and musicals. One example for her openness is stated in her fruitful work with the ensemble “Le miroir de musique” that focuses on medieval music.

She is an open spirit and wants to be flexible, working with all kinds of musical styles and groups.
 

*Version 2018. Alterations of the CV only with permission of the artist.
 

P R E S S    Q U O T E S

Dina König’s intimate and velvety smooth voice makes it seem as if the notes are coming from a different world.
— Alt-Neuöttinger Anzeiger / Passauer Neue Presse
There was the extraordinary Dina König (Holofernes), who […] with her silver shining voice was shaping beautiful lines.
— Basler Zeitung

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The Alto Dina König gives the tyrant figure Holofernes an elegant flattering color.
— Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The Alto gives the role of Holofernes a range from majestic to desiring sounds.
— BZ
Dina König (Speranza, Pastore) is able to create very special moments with her wonderful alto voice.
— Badische Zeitung

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