Young soprano Rebecca Blanz first started her
musical career singing in various youth and children's choirs as well as playing the violin and piano and being educated in ballet and jazz dance.
It was at the age of 15 that she had her first singing lessons under Konstanze Maxsein.
In 2009, Blanz became a member of
the German selection choir LandesJugendChor NRW where she was invited to sing
several solo parts.
Shortly after, she was accepted into (the Detmold centre for highly gifted musicians) DetmolderHochbegabtenZentrum at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold where she was the first student who passed the admission exams with the highest possible score and received several scholarships.
She studied in Detmold, firstly as a student of the young artist program alongside to
her school education and graduation and later as a full time student.
It was during this time that she received a Bachelor degree in singing, with honors.
At the moment Blanz studies under
Gabriele Fontana and Regine Köbler at the University of Music and performing
Arts in Vienna as a masters student.
Receiving masterclasses from e.g. Julius Drake, Hedwig Fassbender, Thomas Quasthoff, Deborah Polaski, Aribert Reimann influenced her musical education formatively.
Alongside her studies she has also been invited to perform at the theaters of Bielefeld, Detmold and Münster (Germany) as well as Wiener Kammeroper and Palace of Arts as a guest soloist.
As part of the Bayreuth Festival she will attend the world premier of an opera written by Klaus Lang this summer.
Rebecca is also known for her work in oratorio and Lied giving concerts in Austria,
England, France, German, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Wales.
She has also performed with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Detmold Chamber Orchestra, European Baroque Orchestra Le Chardon and the Amadeus-ensemble Vienna.
Rebecca has received scholarships from Cusanuswerk e.V., DAAD (German Institution for Academical Exchange), the Ministry for Education and she is also a prize winner of Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin (junior category) and at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold Lied competition where she received the first prize.
Still she's a passionate dancer and violinist - she uses her leisure to train on jazz and contemporary dancing as well as to play in Philharmonic Orchestra of University Vienna.