Born in Munich, Alice Lackner studied with Prof. Kunz-Eisenlohr 2010-2015 at the HfMT Köln/Aachen and worked with teachers such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Gerd Uecker, Robert Holl, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Sami Kustaloglu. She received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and won prizes at the “Podium junger Gesangssolisten” competition (Essen 2015 and Erfurt 2021), the “cantatebach!” competition in Greifswald (2017) as well as the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (2019).

 

Alice Lackner holds a close artistic relationship with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and its chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for example 2019 at the Musikfest Berlin and the George-Enescu-Festival Bukarest, 2020  at the Konzerthaus Berlin, as well as 2021 in the Berlin Philharmonie (broadcast by ARTE Concert). In 2020, they recorded Prokofiev's "The ugly duckling"  in the Russian original as well as in a German adaption (V. Jurowski) for Deutschlandfunk.

Alice Lackner worked as a soloist with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra of Kaliningrad, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder), the Sinfonieorchester Aachen, as well as baroque ensembles such as  L‘Orfeo, La Banda, Concerto Theresia, le buisson prospérant or the lautten compagney Berlin.  

  

As an opera singer, Alice Lackner made her debut at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik in 2021 as "Olga" in Johann Mattheson's "Boris Goudenow".

Previously, she performed in Bad Lauchstädt Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" with the lautten compagney Berlin. In 2019, she sang the role of Nancy in Friedrich von Flotow's "Martha" as a laureate of the Rheinsberg Kammeroper Festival. While still in her studies, she performed various soloist parts at the Theater Aachen, in operas such as Rusalka (Antonín Dvořák), Les Brigands (Jacques Offenbach) or Jenufa (Leoš Janáček).

 

Her core repertoire on the concert stage includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Recent performances have also included lesser known concert repertoire such as Requiems by Maurice Duruflé or Franz von Suppè, the "Membra Jesu Nostri" by Dietrich Buxtehude or "Der Sieg des Glaubens" by Ferdinand Ries.

 

With respect to the art song, Alice Lackner works on a regular basis with the pianist Imke Lichtwark in Berlin. Their debut CD with songs by Zemlinsky, Schönberg and Daigger appeared in 2021 with the label GENUIN, co-produced by Deutschlandfunk.

Next to their standard repertoire of German romantic songs, they set their focus on foreign-language repertoire (such as Slavic or French) as well as contemporary music.

 

Alice Lackner is a frequent guest in various vocal ensembles such as the RIAS Kammerchor, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the SWR Vokalensemble, the Berliner Rundfunkchor and the NDR Chor.  Futhermore, she recently founded the Berlin-based trio meZZZovoce, with which she explores repertoire for three mezzo-sopranos from the Renaissance up to contemporary music.

 

Alice Lackner holds a Master's degree in sociology and works as a research assistant at the Berlin-based ZOiS (Centre for East European and International Studies)

In 2019, she realized a project about Ukraine together with the London-based photographer Mark Neville. In this project, the artists shed light on the current political situation in Ukraine from an artistic point of view.  

 

Last biography update: October 27, 2021