Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2024

Christiane Karg


Christiane Karg studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the International Opera Studio in Hamburg before joining the ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera.

In 2006 she made an auspicious debut at the Salzburg festival and has since appeared in theatres worldwide including Theatre an der Wien, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala and at the Lyric Opera, Chicago.  Glorious on stage, she has received tremendous accolades for her interpretations of Mélisande, Daphne, Blanche, Pamina, Zdenka and Héro, amongst others. Appearances this season include her role debut as Contessa Le nozze di Figaro (Hamburgische Staatsoper), Michaëla Carmen (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) and Zdenka Arabella (Wiener Staatsoper).

In concert she has sung with Harding, Harnoncourt, Nézet-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, and Thielemann, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Nacional de España amongst others. 2017 marked a significant milestone singing Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Manfred Honeck. In the 2018/19 season she re-joined the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for Mahler Symphony No. 2 / Semyon Bychkov in Prague, Vienna and at the Carnegie Hall, New York. This season she joins Daniel Harding / Wiener Philharmoniker and Ricardo Chailly / Filharmonica della Scala for Mahler Symphony No. 4, Sir John Eliot Gardiner / Concertgebouworkest for Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Chamber Orchesta of Europe for Beethoven Symphony No. 9


An outstanding recitalist and recording artist, she has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Brahms Prize in 2018.

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Festival Performances Year 2024

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight" (1801)
Paul Lewis (piano)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126 No. 3 (1823-1824)
Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Sonatina WoO 43 No. 1 in C minor (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Leif Ove Andsnes (fortepiano)

Beethoven: Folk songs
Christiane Karg (soprano), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 (1806)
Quatuor Ébène

J. S. Bach arr. for mandolin by Avi Avital: Chaconne from Partita No 2. BWV 1004 (1717 - 1720)
Avi Avital (mandolin)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in E-flat major, Op. 126, Nos. 1, 5 & 6 (1823-1824)
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

Rolf Wallin: Realismos Magicos (2014)
Colin Currie (percussion)

Vivaldi arr. Avital: Concerto for lute in D major, RV. 93 (1730 - 1731)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), N.N. (violin), Henninge Landaas (viola), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Karol Ciesluk (double bass), Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)

Lene Grenager: Extract from Mixed Handedness for solo cello (2017)
Lene Grenager (cello)

Beethoven: Folksongs
Christiane Karg (soprano), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)

Beethoven: Lieder
Christiane Karg (soprano), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto (1811 - 1812) arr. Hummel (c.1830)
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Marius Neset: New Work
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (flute), Marius Neset (saxophone), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70 No. 2 (1808)
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)