Gerlinde Sämann was born in Nurenberg, Germany. She studied piano and singing at the Munich Richard-Strauss-Conservatory of Music and had professional training as a respiratory therapist after Ilse Middendorf’s method. Her repertoire ranges from historic works, oratorio and song to avant-garde and contemporary music theatre.
Since 1991, the blind soprano has been performing as a solo artist together with a variety of ensembles:
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Dresdner Kammerchor, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Rias Kammerchor, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mädchenchor Hannover, Choeur de Chambre Accentus, Arsys Bourgogne, Estampie, Vocame, Armonico Tributo Austria, Himmlische Cantorey, l’Arpeggiata, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, La Petite Bande, Sette Voci, Cantus Cölln, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Gesualdoconsort Amsterdam, etc.
Gerlinde Sämann has performed in many festivals: Styriarte, La Folle Journée de Nantes, Festa da Musica Lissabon, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay (Bourgogne), Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Festival van Vlaanderen Gent, etc.
In recent years, the artist has been working together among others with: Joshua Rifkin, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Howard Arman, Ton Koopman, Pablo Heras Casado und Sigiswald Kujken.
She has also performed on stage with various opera producers and producers of contemporary music theatre: Arila Siegert, Gil Mehmert, Thomas Höft, Chrescencia Dünser und Otto Kukla.
With great intensity, Gerlinde Sämann creates extraordinary song and duo programs, for example together with the renowned fortepiano artist Ronald Brautigam.
The artist stands out for her flexible and sensuous musicality as well as interpretation, guiding her audience to an exceptional experience of filigree sound nuances.
Numerous radio and CD recordings have been broadcast and released in Germany and abroad.