The soprano Nora Bertogg was born in Chur (Switzerland). During her high school education she received her first singing lessons and sang in various choirs, including several years in the Swiss Youth Choir. She graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Zurich University of the Arts in the singing class of Jane Thorner-Mengedoht. In the summer of 2017 she completed her Master Specialized Music Performance Opera under the direction of Mathias Behrends and Franco Trinca at the Hochschule der Künste Bern in the Swiss Opera Studio as well as in the supplementary major subject voice with Jane Thorner-Mengedoht. She is currently studying privately with soprano Malin Hartelius.
She received important artistic impulses in the song class of Hans Adolfsen and Christoph Berner, as well as formerly by Daniel Fueter, and also in collaboration with Malin Hartelius, Andreas Zimmermann, Félix Duméril, Stefan Saborowski, David Thorner, Krishan Krone. She has worked with conductors such as Stefano Lano, Marco Zambelli, Clau Scherrer, Franco Trinca, Kristjan Döhring, Konrad von Aarburg, Andreas Felber, Hansruedi Kämpfen. Master classes with Edda Moser, Krisztina Laki and Alessandra Althoff Pugliese, among others, complete her training.
She has various ensemble experience and performs as a soloist at various events and concerts.
Nora Bertogg made her debut as Idamante in the opera studio production Idomeneo – Idomenée (Mozart/Campra) at the Theater Biel/Solothurn in June 2016. In the 2016/17 season she also sang the role of La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicci and in June 2017 the role of Miss Pinkerton in Menotti’s The old maid and the thief. She also appeared at the Davos Festival 2016 in the chamber opera Die Schweizerfamilie (Joseph Weigl) in the role of Gertrude Boll.
Nora Bertogg was awarded a Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship in 2016 and was also awarded a cultural sponsorship prize by the canton of Graubünden in 2017.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (Audition 2016)