Ortrun Wenkel (Contralto)
Born: October 25, 1942 - Buttstädt/Thuringia or Heidelberg, Germany
The German contralto, Ortrun Wenkel, studied at the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar, at the College of Music in Frankfurt a.M. with Paul Lohmann and Elsa Cavelti. Ortrun Wenkel began her career in 1964 as concert and oratorio soloist. She dedicated herself above all to the Baroque music, and appeared in major international festivals (English Bach Festival, Festival of Marais, Festival of Flanders, Holland Festival). However, she decided then also to turn to a stage career.