The LiedduoWeimar has been working together since 2008 and was supervised by Prof. Karl-Peter Kammerlander at the Musikhochschule "Franz Liszt" Weimar as part of a postgraduate course in lied interpretation. They received further artistic inspiration from Christoph Prégardien and Peter Schreier.
Julia Kirchner and Nao Aiba have so far devoted themselves primarily to the repertoire of the German classical and romantic periods, but also to works of the French, Anglo-American and Scandinavian repertoire.
Here is a selection of the joint Programmes:
As a founding member of the Leipzig Baroque ensemble Camerata Bachiensis, Julia Kirchner devoted herself intensively to the Central German repertoire around Johann Sebastian Bach between 2012 and 2016. Of particular interest were, on the one hand, rarely performed works by well-known composers and, on the other hand, compositions by forgotten masters lying dormant in archives.
The eight musicians were selected in 2015 as Rheinsberger Hofkapelle and as scholarship holders of the eeemerging international support programme, and in 2016 as ensemble in residence of the Leipzig Bach Archive. They attracted attention as prize-winners of several competitions (Audience Prize of the Göttinger Reihe Historische Musik 2014/2015 and Special Prize Musica Antica da Camera at the international Van Wassenaer Concours in Utrecht) and with a CD of cantatas and chamber music by Johann Melchior Molter (Brilliant Classics).