When everything was night,
when all creatures were still dark,
before they became creatures,
it was a voice,
a clear word,
a rune in the night.
In the beginning there was a song.
He created the cosmos while singing.
And therefor all things are singing.
And because all things are singing Martina Gmeinder with her wonderful voice has been singing since she was a little girl. After a childhood full of piano-, violin- and singing-lessons she passed her first course of studies at the Mozarteum in Innsbruck – majoring mathematics, music and instrumental education and vocals. She became a mezzo-soprano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Following studies at Prof. Kurt Widmer in Basel, Barbara Daniels and Jennifer Chamandy in Innsbruck. The talented singer discovered her passion for performing on stage at engagements in Verdi’s A Masked Ball (Choir of the Tirolean regional theatre) and Don Pasquale (Kornmarkt choir of the City of Bregenz). Following she was engaged in singing masses, concerts and recitals in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy and Switzerland.
Very successful and much-noticed by the press she sang the “Christmas Oratorio” by J.S. Bach, the “Te Deum” by Anton Bruckner, the “Stabat Mater” and the “Salve Regina” by Joseph Haydn, the “Oratorio King David” by Arthur Honegger, the “Requiem” by W. A. Mozart, the "Stabat Mater" by G. B. Pergolesi, the “Requiem” by G. Puccini senior, the "Petite Messe solennelle" by G. Rossini and the “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi.
A first concert tour (Feb. 2008) led Martina Gmeinder to Japan where the 2nd Symphony of Gustav Mahler was performed directed by Manfred Honeck.