MERLIND CONSTANZE POHL
The mezzo-soprano Merlind Constanze Pohl received her first singing lessons at the age of eight. After she finished high school at the state high school
for music in Wernigerode, she initially devoted herself to the concert and oratorio repertory. In her many years of choral experience, she met conductors such as Peter Schreier, Michael Sanderling, Ludwig Güttler, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Simone Young. Merlind C. Pohl has won multiple prizes at the national youth music competition. During her studies at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, in the class of KS Prof. Michaela Kaune, she took part in various opera and drama productions. She sang the role of Cherubino from Mozart's opera 'Le nozze di Figaro' under the direction of Ulrich Windfuhr and worked with young directors such as Rieke Süßkow and Matthias Piro. During her studies, she deepened her knowledge of historical performance practice and baroque singing and worked together with singers such as Mark Tucker and Vivica Genaux, as well as the Pianist Arthur Schoonderwoerd, specialist in fortepiano. In addition, Merlind Pohl cultivates the Lied-genre and organizes regular recitals with her pianists Angie Rosselin Chan and Helene Popovic. She received important musical impulses in the lied class of Prof. Burkhardt Kehring and through master classes, among others with KS Peter Schreier and KS Roman Trekel.
Merlind Pohl is a scholarship holder of the 'Young Musicians Foundation', the 'Yehudi Menuhin LMN' and the 'Gisela Bartels Foundation'. As part of the international Saxon singer academy in June 2018, she received the 'Economic Promotion Prize' from the city of Torgau. In 2019 Merlind Pohl was awarded the Richard Wagner Scholarship from the City of Hamburg.