Dorothee Mields & Die Freitagsakademie

Biography Dorothee Mields & Die Freitagsakademie

Dorothee Mields
is one of the leading interpreters of 17th- and 18th-century music and is admired for her unique timbre and moving interpretations.

In 2019/20, she will join the Collegium Vocale Gent for several tours celebrating the ensemble’s 50th anniversary in 2020. Furthermore, she gives concerts with Early Music Vancouver, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Ensemble at the Musikfest Bremen, with the Bachakademie Stuttart at the Thüringer Bachwochen and the Bachfest Leipzig. Together with the Hathor Consort, she appears at the Tage Alter Musik in Herne and in Regensburg, and together with the Lautten Compagney Berlin, she will perform at the Musikverein Vienna.

Additionally, she appears regularly with the Netherlands Bach Society, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Toronto, The English Concert and Klangforum Wien under the direction of conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Beat Furrer, Michi Gaigg, Paul Goodwin, Philippe Herreweghe, Emilio Pomàrico, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Andreas Spering, Masaaki Suzuki and Jos van Veldhoven.

Dorothee Mields is a welcome guest at international festivals, including the Bachfest Leipzig, Suntory Music Foundation Summer Festival in Japan, Boston Early Music Festival, Flanders Festival, Wiener Festwochen, the Handel Festival in Halle, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Styriarte Graz, Niedersächsische Musiktage, Musikfest Bremen, Mainzer Musiksommer, Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest, Thüringer Bachwochen and Mosel Musikfestival.

She is a devoted chamber musician. Important projects are “Duft und Wahnsinn” (fragrance and lunacy) with Hille Perl and Lee Santana, “Birds” and “Inspired by Song” with Stefan Temmingh and Boccherini “Stabat mater” with the Salagon Quartett. Further recital and chamber music partners are Hamburger Ratsmusik, Lee Santana, the Sirius Viols, Harmonie Universelle and Lucius Rühl. In 2020 she will work with the G.A.P. Ensemble for the first time, performing vocal music by J. S. Bach and D. Shostakovich.

A steadily growing discography with several award-winning recordings documents her artistic achievements. “Inspired by Song” and “Birds” with Stefan Temmingh, “Händel” with Hille Perl, Monteverdi “La dolce vita” with the Lautten Compagney Berlin and Wolfgang Katschner (all dhm), Bach “Kantaten für Solo-Sopran” with L’Orfeo Barockorchester and Michi Gaigg and Boccherini “Stabat mater” with the Salagon Quartett (both Carus) have been especially well received.

Her most recent recording “War & Peace” (dhm) was awarded with the Opus Klassik 2019. On this album, Dorothee Mields and the Lautten Compagney Berlin explore the connection between songs from the Thirty Years’ War and works by Hanns Eisler and Friedrich Hollaender.

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