Maacha Deubner

The voice of Maacha Deubner is a revelation in and of itself. …

between sound and space – October 15, 2010

Soprano Maacha Deubner is a marvellous singer; her clear, perfectly tuned, unaffected tone is ideal for this music.

Classics, David Vernier

Was für eine Stimme! Maacha Deubners Sopran ist von einer betörenden warmen Weichheit; präzise ihre Intonation, expressiv ihre Crescendi, jedoch von feiner Natürlichkeit. Ihr Gesang gleicht einem reinen ruhigen Atmen im Einklang mit der Musik.

(Die Welt)- Schönberg 2. Streichquartett op. 10

CD-Cover Bessonnitsa / Insomnia

NEW CD release

May 7, 2021

Bessonnitsa / Insomnia
– A Mandelstam Album

Chamber music by Elena Firsova, Sofia Gubaidulina,
Edison Denisov and Valentin Silvestrov

Maacha Deubner, soprano
Katia Tchemberdji, piano
KAPmodern Ensemble der Kammerakademie Potsdam
GENUIN classics |recording group

Naxos Direct
Presto Music

Nominated in the category: Contemporary

press reactions:

… Deubner is a superb singer. Her voice is fresh, clear and attractive without even a hint of unsteadiness about it, and wonder of wonders, her diction is as clear as a bell.

THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE, Lynn René Bayley May 4, 2021

Eine gut konzipierte CD mit ausgezeichneten Musikern und eine gelungene Würdigung der Komponistin Elena Firsova.

neue musikzeitung, Adelheid Krause-Pichler 06/2021

Firsova’s beautiful, wondrous music has the power and sensitivity of an extraordinary translator, shedding an imaginative, unexpected light on the words.
The performances are so persuasive that it’s strange to read that these are ‘first recordings’. (…)
A unique CD, put together by the soprano Maacha Deubner. Highly recommended!

Richard Shaw May 31, 2021

…Towards the Starlight is a fast, edgy, atonal piece for soprano and string quartet, one of the most original and fascinating pieces on the album. Aside from the lyric line for the singer, the music almost defies description, pushing the strings through their entire range and producing unusual effects. The quartet almost plays like a small string orchestra, so much so that I could easily imagine an arrangement of this piece for such a combination.

THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE, Lynn René Bayley May 4, 2021

Die Sopranistin Maacha Deubner und das KAPmodern-Ensemble hinterlassen mit diesem Album einen bleibenden Eindruck. Eindringlich und verstörend klingen die Texte und die Musik nach. Unbedingt hörenswert!!

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK Kultur, Elisabeth Hahn 9. Juni 2021

Top 10 list of ECM New Series recommendations!

1. Giya Kancheli: Exil (ECM 1535). Kancheli’s Exil will forever be the crowning achievement of all for which the New Series stands. Recorded in the defining acoustics of Austria’s Sankt Gerold monastery and featuring the incomparable soprano Maacha Deubner, its sounds are of an order beyond the craft of any wordsmith. Hear it, and you may just find that your heart has been holding a space for it since before you were born. (Dec. 22nd, 2014) , Tyran Grillo

Maacha Deubner Portrait