Julia Kirchner is a versatile soprano singer with a wide musical range and specializes in vocal solo repertoire of the 17th century onwards. Known for her warm vocal tone, emotional depth, high musical intelligence, nuanced interpretation, and deep understanding of texts, she strives for a natural and authentic singing style. She has a passion for exploring the stylistic, aesthetic, and historical background of her repertoire.
Born in Thuringia, Germany, Julia Kirchner grew up with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose Passions, solo cantatas, and Mass in B minor are particularly close to her heart. She has her professional and musical anchor in Basel, where she is leading the concert series tesori della musica. She draws her artistic inspiration from nature and the picturesque villages of her adopted home in southern France.
Julia Kirchner's musical focus lies particularly on solo cantatas from the Baroque period, Baroque opera, and the repertoire of lieder and oratorios.
She holds a special place for the works of Georg Friedrich Handel, with a particular affinity for the roles of enchantresses such as Alcina (in Alcina) and Armida (in Rinaldo). She has also performed the role of Aminta (in the cantata Aminta e Fillide) in a Baroque-styled production by her ensemble scenitas. In addition to oratorios such as Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, L'Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato, Athalia, and Messiah, she devotes herself intensively to solo cantatas and motets such as Lucrezia, Armida abbandonata, and Silete venti, which she regularly performs with her own instrumental ensembles.