Maria Pammer studied voice, violoncello, interpretation of song
and oratorio, as well as opera technique in Vienna. Subsequently
she received a Young Artist’s position at the Opera House
in Zurich. One of her first major roles took place in Udo Zimmermann’s
The Schuhu and the Flying Princess at the Salzburg Music Festival
1995 and consequently at the Opera House in Leipzig. Since then
she has performed at the Opèra de Paris, the Vienna Volksoper,
and the theatres of Cologne, Darmstadt, Ulm, St. Gallen and Klagenfurt.
Anna Maria Pammer has performed with leading orchestras, including
the Vienna Sym-phonic Orchestra, the Chapelle Royale, the Orchestra
of RAI Torino, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic and the SWR
Symphonic Orchestra, and with such distinguished con-ductors as
Adam Fischer, Dennis Russell Davies, Sir Roger Norrington, Rudolf
Barschai, Gary Bertini, Roberto Abbado, Philippe Herreweghe, Johannes
Kalitzke und Franz Welser-Möst. She has sung with a wide array
of chamber music ensembles, including the Arditti String Quartet,
the Hagen Quartet, the Aron Quartet, the Zemlinsky Quartet, the
Diotima Quartet, the Quatuor Thymos, as well as with Patricia Kopatchinskaja,
András Keller and Gidon Kremer.
From 2007 to 2010 Anna Maria Pammer was Artist in Residence at the
Bruckner House in Linz. The programmes that she presented displayed
her manifold interests and highlighted her extraordinary feeling
for conclusive dramaturgy. The concerts encompassed a range of repertoire
from Hildegard of Bingen to music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
One of Anna Maria’s greatest successes to date was the premiere
performance of Tractatus logicophi-losophicus, Balduin Sulzer’s
composition of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophical work. In
the autumn of 2008 Ms. Pammer presented a concert and conversation
about the string-quartets of Arnold Schoenberg. In the early Spring
of 2009 she created and directed the pro-gramme Stripsody, in honour
of Cathy Berberian, and two years later La virtuosissima canta-trice
on the Venetian singer and composer Barbara Strozzi.
Anna Maria Pammer is co-founder and artistic director of the Austro-Armenian
Music Festi-val. Her discography currently consists of 25 titles.
Her most recent releases were Robert Schumann’s Album für
die Jugend and Balduin Sulzer’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus.