The soprano Heidi Baumgartner was born in Wals near Salzburg in 1998, the third of four children. At a young age she had the opportunity to gain her first stage experience at the Salzburg Landestheater in the production “The Sound of Music”.
Her further musical career progressed through children’s and youth choirs, to vocal studies, which she began in 2017 at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Prof. Elisabeth Wilke. In addition, during her studies at the Mozarteum, she received musical impulses in baroque singing with Andreas Scholl and in song interpretation with Pauliina Tukiainen.
Her particular passion for early music and lied singing was significantly influenced by this. With the pianist Asuka Tamagi, she performs as a lied duo and participates in competitions. She is active as a chorister and soloist with the renowned Salzburg Bach Choir and has been able to perform in this context under renowned conductors such as Marc Minkowski, Christian Thielemann, Sir Roger Norrington and Kirill Petrenko at the Salzburg Festival and the Mozart Week, as well as in numerous other concerts.
Since 2018, she has also been heard annually as a soloist at the Salzburg Shepherd’s Advent in the role of the Angel. In April 2021, she was a finalist in the Elina Garanča and Karel Mark Chichon “Voices of the Future” competition and was awarded 3rd place as the youngest participant.
Since the winter semester 2021, Heidi Baumgartner has been studying concert singing in the master’s program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich in the class of KS Prof. Christiane Iven and Sabine Lahm.