Wiebke Hoogklimmerwas born in Hannover, Germany, and began her musical education at the age of eight as a member of the "Girls Choir Hannover". She continued her education at the Academy of Music and Acting in Hamburg where she studiedopera directionon the course initiated by Prof. Goetz Friedrich and Prof. August Everding, and graduated with distinction. She has worked as assistant director, stage manager, and substitute in the artistic management office at the Niedersaechsischen Opera in Hannover, the Hamburg State Opera, the German Opera Berlin and the International Summer Course at Schloss Weikersheim. During this time she worked with the following directors and stage designers: Guenter Roth, Stephan Mettin, Martin Rupprecht, Hans-Peter Lehmann, John Cox, John Dew, Erhard Fischer, Herbert Wernicke, Goetz Friedrich, Andreas Reinhardt.
After finishing her studies she started private vocal tuition with Elisabeth Umierski (Berlin) and continued with Prof. Annie Schoonus (Academy of Music and Acting in Hamburg) and with Christiane Bach-Roehr (Comic Opera Berlin).
In 1988 to 1991 she sang with theRIAS chamber choirand had her firstsolo stage appearancein the role of Arnalta in Monteverdi's "Coronation of Poppea" at the Junges Theater Goettingen. She went on to sing the parts of both the king and queen in Toovey's "Ubu" at the opera stabile of the State Opera in Hamburg and then the parts of the Third Lady in Mozart's "Magic Flute" and Orfeo in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice". 2009 she sang the part of the Geneviève in Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande" in the opera stabile of the State Opera in Hamburg.
Wiebke Hoogklimmer mainly works as asolo contralto, giving concerts and recitals. Her repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music. She equally enjoys singing well known and lesser known and unusual works. Wiebke Hoogklimmer and the pianist Prof. Patrick Walliser have been working together since 1998. So far they have performed recitals with songs by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Clara and Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hugo Wolf, Arthur Honegger, Alban Berg, C. René Hirschfeld, Gustav Mahler and Lili Boulanger.
In 2003 herCD "Clairières dans le ciel"was published with the so named song cycle by Lili Boulanger - transposed for contralto - and with selected songs by Schubert and Mahler, and at the piano Patrick Walliser. The Label is THOROFON (order-nr. CTH 2477). 2006 herCD "Franz Schubert: Winterreise"was released with a live recording of a Lieder Recital (on the Piano again Patrick Walliser) with her own Label.
Through her huge interest infilmshe has worked as assistant to costume design and props management in the ZDF Television film production of"Superbia"(1986) by Ulrike Ottinger. 2005 she has worked as assistent producer for the filmproduction"18.15 Uhr ab Ostkreuz"by Jörn Hartmann, which had the world première at the Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale 2006. In April/May 2007 Wiebke Hoogklimmer has worked for the film"OTTO; or, Up with Dead People"by Bruce LaBruce, which had the world première at the Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale 2008. In August/September she has worked as assistant director and continuity for the newest feature film"Bandaged"by Maria Beatty, which had the world première in London in April 2009. During the summer 2010 Wiebke Hoogklimmer has worked for the newest film by Cheryl Dunye "Mommy Is Coming", which had the world première at the Berlin International Film Festival - Berlinale 2012.
wrote on the 08.07.2012 to following subject: Volkslieder und Alzheimer
Mein aktuelles Projekt beschäftigt sich mit Volksliedern und Alzheimer.
Dazu habe ich die Website http://www.volksliedsammlung.com gestaltet, auf der Sie Liedtext, Hörproben, CDs und weiterführende Links zu Musik und Alzheimer finden. Wolfgang Leng
wrote on the 11.06.2008 to following subject: Mercie
Danke fürs Hand reichen + weiterhin viel Erfolg! Brigitte Pulley-Grein
wrote on the 11.06.2008 to following subject: Freundschaftseinladung
liebe wiebke hoogklimmer,
es wäre mir eine ehre und eine große freude zugleich, wenn du meine freundschaftseinladung annehmen möchtest.
mit lieben grüßen,
brigitte pulley-grein. ArtBloxx
wrote on the 22.03.2008 to following subject: Frohe Ostern!
Ein fröhliches Osterfest wünscht dir das Team von ART-BLOXX!