Photo Ulrike Hofbauer, Artist: Markus Hofbauer

Picture of Marie Bournisien

Ulrike Hofbauer was born in Bavaria and studied singing and voice teaching at the Universities of Wurzburg and Salzburg, and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basle. The teachers who influenced her most profoundly were Sabine Schutz, Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley.

Ulrike now lives in Basle and has performed as a

soloist with Singer Pur, Collegium Vocale Gent, L’Arpeggiata, La Chapelle Rhénane, L’Orfeo Barockorchester and Cantus Cölln amongst others and been directed by Andrew Parrott, Philippe Herreweghe, Christina Pluhar, Andrea Marcon, Gustav Leonhardt, Manfred Cordes and Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.
Her versatility as a singer is documented in a number of CDs and DVDs.
Ulrike can also live out her love of acting on the opera stage and has performed at the theatres of Basle and Bern and at the Boston Early Music Festival.

Until recently she taught Baroque singing at the University Mozarteum Innsbruck.
She enjoys exploring new and unusual repertoires covering different epochs and styles, but she especially enjoys the early 17th century ‘recitar cantando’ style. Ulrike is particularly interested in heightening the emotional impact of the text and music with the use of gesture, musical rhetoric and ornamentation.