Born in Freiburg, Germany, soprano Maacha Deubner studied in Hamburg with Judith Beckmann and has since established herself as a noted interpreter of 20th and 21st-century repertoire, documented on numerous CDs and radio productions.
Maacha Deubner has performed extensively in Europe and the USA, including appearances at the Berlin Festwochen, Göttingen Handel Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Köln Philharmonie, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria), Wien Modern, London Royal Festival Hall, Asiagofestival (Italy), Rome, Ferrara Musica, Tallinn Baroque festival (Estonia), West Cork Chamber Music Festival (Ireland), Kairo Opera House, or Lucerne Festival. At Carnegie Hall in New York she sang in the world premiere of Giya Kancheli ‘s “Lament” for violin, soprano and orchestra together with Gidon Kremer.
She collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Michael Gielen, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Franz Welser-Möst, Andres Mustonen, Stefan Asbury, Emilio Pomarico, Roland Kluttig, and with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Staatskapelle Berlin, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern Orchestra, and many others.
Opera engagements include Mozarts Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Konstanze (Abduction from the Seraglio) with director George Tabori, Ilia and Fiordiligi (Mozart TV-Film “Wolfgang wer?”),Wanhilt in Siegfried Wagner’s “The smith of Marienburg”, the title role in Rudolf Kelterborn’s opera “Julia”, and various others.
Her wide repertoire also underlines her specific interest in contemporary music and chamber music, documented on various CD-recordings on ECM New Series, RCA Red Seal/Sony BMG Classics, Capriccio, Naxos (Marco Polo), GENUIN classics, Dreyer-Gaido and edel classics.(see discography).
The Silvestrov-CD “Leggiero, pesante”(ECM) with the Rosamunde Quartet received a Grammy Award nomination in 2003, and in 2007 her recording of Ernst Krenek’s opera Sardakai (Capriccio) with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra was awarded the Echo Classical Award.