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G R A P H Y
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, and as well at the Zurich University of Arts with Lina Maria Akerlund. 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.