Born in Munich in 1977, the soprano Christina Landshamer studied in her native city and in Stuttgart with Angelica Vogel, Konrad Richter and Dunja Vejzović. She has won prizes at the International J.S. Bach Competition, the Supportive Prize Competition of the Munich Concert Society and the Bavarian Radio’s Kissinger Song Competition.
After being invited to perform at the Berlin State Opera, she has regularly performed at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg and the Theater an der Wien. Landshamer gave her first performance at the 2011 Salzburg Festival, followed by an appearance at the Baden-Baden festival a year later. She concluded that year with her first Dutch National Opera performance in a new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, led by Marc Albrecht.
Landshamer has appeared with orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She worked with such conductors as Sir als Simon Rattle, Yakov Kreizberg, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Stéphane Denève, en Riccardo Chailly.
The soprano has a particular penchant for the song repertoire, having shared the stage with such pianists as Gerold Huber and Jendrik Springer. She also has a keen interest in contemporary music. Landshamer made her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in September 2015 in Fauré's Requiem.