Special Project

Ute Lemper is part of a distinguished global panel to choose the next Glenn Gould Prize Laureate


Cheddar TV interviews Ute Lemper about her new New York show.


Ute Lemper performs at a cabaret series at the University of Texas


"Songs for Eternity" is a project of largely unknown songs by Jewish composers persecuted by the Nazis.

Ute Lemper performs on stage at the Palau de la Musica on February 7, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, released earlier this month on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13.

Playing music on a recent Sunday.

A profile feature from the New York Times - "How Ute Lemper, German Chanteuse, Spends Her Sundays"

With her sultry stage persona and “sharp vocal claws,” as a review in The New York Times put it, the German chanteuse Ute Lemper doesn’t project the vibe of an Upper West Side mom. But on Sundays — when she’s not presenting cabaret classics by Kurt Weill or her latest song cycle, “The 9 Secrets,” a setting of Paulo Coelho’s “Manuscripts Found in Accra” — she’s just that. “The rock-solid foundation of my life is my family, and I enjoy very much being with my kids and seeing them happy,” Ms. Lemper said, adding, “It’s only onstage that I am the glamorous lady.” Ms. Lemper, 52, lives in two apartments on different floors of a West 76th Street building with her husband, the percussionist and producer Todd Turkisher, 56; their children, Julian, 10, and Jonas, 4; and, when they are home from college, her two children from a previous marriage, Max, 21, and Stella, 19.



The interview by BlogCritics talks about how Ute Lemper developed the idea for her latest album and how she transformed a book by Paolo Coelho into a stunning musical work.

Ute Lemper in her Manhattan apartment

"Everyone was expected to conform to a rigid standard of normalcy, but I resisted. I had feelings, dreams and passions, making it hard to fit in. I escaped through music."

Renowned German singer Ute Lemper—along with her collaborators and fellow countrymen the Vogler Quartet and Stefan Malzew—has been nominated for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her album Paris Days, Berlin Nights.
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