I-CHIAO SHIH

 I-CHIAO SHIH, elected as the 2016 Female Vocalist of the Year by Südwest Zeitung , “played cunning Ortrud in Lohengrin and her acting technique amazed all the people. Her wonderful performance in Werther as Charlotte, shows great prowess technique at acting, it’s an incredible Mezzo Soran. In Theater Ulm, she appeard in the opera-Pique Dame played experience Gräfin also prove that this Taiwaness performer is an excellent Singer” ~ Südwest Zeitung

Born in Taiwan, I-Chiao Shih began her studies with Prof. Tsuimin Tsai and Yu-Ping Fan at Tainan Women’s College in Arts and Technology. Further studies under Prof. Yi-Lin Hsu included a Master’s degree at Taipei National University of the Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Tunghai University Department of Music in Taiwan.

In October 2008, Ms. Shih furthered her education at Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen in Germany under Prof. Monika Moldenhauer where she earned her Art Song Performance Diploma (Künstlerische Ausbildung) and Soloist Diploma (Solischen Ausbildung). She then studied under Prof. Wolfram Rieger and Irwin Gage at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin where she received her Master of Music degree in Chamber Music.

Ms. Shih has won numerous prizes in competitions, including the Best Young Musician prize from National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan (2008), 3rd prize for Lieder Duo at Germany Music College Contest (2011) and 2nd prize of “Das Lied” at Paula-Salomon-Lindenberg (2011).  She also received the Wagner Scholarship at Bayreuth Festival (2014) and has been invited to attend master classes by Kurt Widmer, Irwin Gage and Thomas Hampson.

She was engaged to perform the role of Octavian in Der Osenkavalier, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Charlotte in Werther, Ortrud in Lohengrin, Klytemnestra in Elektra, Fenena in Nabucco, Erda in Das Rheingold, Rossweise in Die Walküre, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Nero in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Penelope in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Néris in Médée, Siebel in Faust, Amastre in Serse, L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Gräfin in Pique Dame, Mercedes in Carmen, La Frugola in Il Tabarro, Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Emilia in Otello, Flora Bervoix in La Traviata and Mrs. Sedley in Peter Grimes.

Not only as an opera singer, Ms. Shih is also often invited as a soloist to appear at art song recitals or oratorios. Recent engagements include an exciting return to Bayreuth to sing Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner and Messkirch Castle Music Festivals.

Her first CD, Like the Sky in Rome, is a collection of favorite songs by Franz Liszt released on GENUIN classics label in 2016.

Since the 2012 season, Ms. Shih has been an appointed member of the Theater Ulm ensemble.

2016德國西南日報榮選為年度歌手。

石易巧,在《羅恩格林》中飾演的是妖豔的Ortrud,精湛的演技讓人不寒而慄如同《維特》中飾演的夏洛特有一樣出色的表現,是一位紮實又耀眼的次女高音。在烏爾姆劇院的《黑桃皇后》中飾演年邁的伯爵夫人,再次證明這位台灣女聲樂家是一位優異的演員。”     ~德國西南日報

屏東市人。畢業於台南女子技術學院、東海大學音樂系,以及國立台北藝術大學音樂研究所,先後師事蔡翠敏、范豫平,及徐以琳教授。

2008年10月赴德國國立特羅辛根音樂院(Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen)深造,取得藝術家演唱文憑(Künstlerische Ausbildung)、最高獨奏家文憑(Solischen Ausbildung),師事Monika Moldenhauer;隨後於柏林的漢斯‧艾斯勒音樂院(Hanns Eisler)攻讀室內樂藝術歌曲碩士班,期間師事 Wolfram Rieger和Irwin Gage兩位著名藝術歌曲鋼琴家。

台灣求學期間,曾獲得許多獎項,包括:台灣區音樂比賽女中音獨唱第一名、東海大學學術研究獎學金、台北藝術大學碩博士學術研究獎學金、世華聲樂大賽優勝新秀獎,及2008年永豐愛樂古典菁英獎聲樂組首獎和NSO最佳潛力新人獎。旅德留學時,於2010年獲德國留學生DAAD獎學金;2011年獲德國音樂院大賽藝術歌曲組(Lieder Duo)第三名及Paula-Salomon-Lindenberg “Das Lied ”第二名;並獲邀參加 Kurt Widmer、Irwin Gage,及Thomas Hampson大師班。

石易巧不僅是歌劇演唱家,也經常受邀舉行藝術歌曲獨唱會或神劇演出。2013年獲邀於Bayreuth拜魯特演唱威森東克之歌(Wesendonck Lieder),隔年獲華格納拜魯特音樂節獎學金,再度受邀至拜魯特演出,並於Messkirch城堡音樂藝術節舉行獨唱會。

2012年樂季起,獲聘德國Ulm劇院駐院獨唱歌手,歌劇演出的角色,如:《玫瑰騎士》(Octavian)、《糖果屋》(Hänsel)、《維特》(Charlotte)、《羅恩格林》(Ortrud) 、《艾蕾克特拉》(Klytemnestra) 、《納布裹》(Fenena)、《萊茵黃金》(Erda)、《女武神》(Roseweisse)、《諸神黃昏》(Waltraute)、《迪多王的仁慈》(Sesto)、《女人皆如此》(Dorabella)、《唐喬望尼》(Zerlina)、《波佩亞的加冕》(Nero)、《尤里西斯的歸途》(Penelope)、《美迪亞Médée》(Néris)、《浮士德》(Siebel)、《賽塞斯》(Amastre)、《頑童與魔咒》(L’enfant)、《黑桃皇后》(Gräfin)、《露露》(Frau Geschwitz)、《彼得‧葛萊姆斯》(Mrs. Sedley)、《蝙蝠》(Orlofsky)、《外套》(Flugora)、《強尼 史基基》(Ciesca)、《霍夫曼的故事》(Voice of the mother of Antonia)、《卡門》(Mercedes)、《魔笛》(Third lady)、《狄多與安涅亞斯》(Witch)、《茶花女》(Flora Bervoix)、《奧泰羅》(Emilia)等。