The Swiss soprano Rebekka Maeder was born and grew up in Bern. Having completed a degree in Music Pedagogy at the Conservatorium of Music and Theatre in Biel, she furthered her studies at the Conservatorium of Music and Theatre in Zurich / Winterthur and graduated with a Concert Examination.
In addition to her studies she benefited from Master Classes Meinard Kraak, Krisztina Laki and Ursula Füri-Bernhard, with whom she still works regularly.
She discovered her passion for music at an early age having been exposed to music ranging from classical through to jazz, blues and pop and took up the cello at age seven.
After a school excursion to a performance of Mozart’s Die Zaubeflöte, she knew she later wanted to be an opera singer and dreamt of singing the Queen of the Night; a dream which was to be fulfilled in 2007, when she sang the role at the Chamber Opera of Cologne.
It was with the same company that she sang in the seasons from 2007 until 2009 roles including Donna Anna in Mozarts Don Giovanni and Hanna Glawari in Lehárs The Merry Widow.
It was also in this time that she sang the role of Isacco in Myslivečeks Abramo ed Isacco with the Knopfloch Opera in Zurich.
2009 took her to the municipal theatre of Biel-Solothurn, where she sang the Queen of the Night, Angèle Didier in Lehárs Der Graf von Luxemburg and the Countess Mariza.
In the season 2010/11 she made her Debut at the municipal Theatre of Bern as Lucienne in "Die tote Stadt" and will be heard this season as Diana in "Orpheus in the Underworld".
In addition to opera she is an avid concert singer performing works such as Mozart’s Requiem, Davide Penitente, Coronation Mass and works by Mendelssohn and Haydn not only in Switzerland but also in Germany, Italy and Austria.
She is equally at home with works of contemporary composers having performed in the world première of Johann Sonnleitners Lichtgesang’s piece, the soprano role of which had been composed specifically for her.