Aulbert, Frauke

Coloratura soprano, multivocalist, as "Hamburg's queen of avant-garde" (Hamburger Abendblatt) she boasts a vocal range of four octaves and has specialised in contemporary vocal performance having mastered overtone and undertone singing, multiphonics, and other timbre-altering techniques, in addition to her formal training in lyrical singing. As a vocal sound researcher she studies, describes, and sings many different genres including gamelan, jazz, dhrupad, beatboxing and applies those sounds to her interpretation of contemporary vocal music. Improvisation and performances of pieces specifically written for her voice have been featured at festivals all over Europe. She has also toured Brazil, Georgia, Tunisia, and the United States.

She was awarded the 1st Prize by the Stockhausen Foundation for interpreting the composer's Indianerlieder, and received longterm residencies in Rome and Paris (Goethe Institut and Cité International des Arts). She has cooperated with composers such as Georges Aperghis, Vinko Globokar, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Simon Stockhausen, Geoffroy Drouin, and Alexander Schubert. Her work and concerts are supported, among others, by the German Ministry of Culture, IMPULS, Stockhausen Foundation and the German Foreign Office. She studied in Kiel, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Hamburg and has attended masterclasses with Lauren Newton, Sainkho Namchylak, David Moss, Michael Vetter, Michiko Hirayama, Linda Wise, and Amelia Cuni. Her dissertation examined "Overtone Singing in Contemporary Music."