Johanna Vargas was born in Colombia. She completed her vocal studies at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe with Prof. Mitsuko Shirai and Prof. Hartmut Höll (Master Lied and Advanced Master).
She also studied with Prof. Angelika Luz and Prof. Georg Nigl (Master in Voice Art and New Music Theater, Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts). She received further artistic impulses in the collaboration with, among others, the composers Beat Furrer, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Wolfgang Rihm, Helmut Lachenmann, Gerhard Stäbler, Hans Thomalla and with the artists such as Sarah Maria Sun (John Cage Voice Meisterkuse and Competition Halberstadt 2018) , Donatienne Michel-Dansac and Julia Mihaly (Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, March and July 2018), Prof. Nicolas Hodges, Petra Hoffmann (Impuls 2017 in Graz), Andreas Fischer - Neue Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart Master Classes for Voice Art and New Music Theater 2016), Daniel Gloger - Stock 11/Neue Vocalsolisten (Contemporary Vocal Music Karlsruhe 2015),Thomas Hampson (Lied), Krizstina Laki (Opera-Lied), Liv Wagner (Jazz/Impro), Christiane Oelze (Lied), Evelyn Tubb and Anthony Rooley (Schola Cantorum Basiliens).
She has been a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten since the 2019/20 season.
Susanne Leitz-Lorey studied Voice at the Conservatory of Music in Stuttgart (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart). After completing her degree in 1988, she continued her studies at the Opera School, completing this advanced program in 1991.
Participation in courses by Eugen Rabine, Judith Beckmann, Barbara Schlick and Ingrid Figur supplement her education. Since then she has been active as a concert singer, working with Helmuth Rilling, Ingo Metzmacher, Hans Zender and Manfred Schreier, among others. Her repertoire includes all the major oratorio roles, CD productions, radio recordings, and opera productions.
Susanne Leitz-Lorey is also devoted to the art of Lied. She has been a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart since 1991 and dedicates much of her time to contemporary music.
Truike van der Poel first studied classical philology in Leiden, then singing in Den Haag and choir conducting in Rotterdam, which she taught after her exams until 2001 in Hannover. Since then she concentrates on singing.
Besides the baroque and classical oratorio she is especially engaged in the interpretation of contemporary music, and performed at Warsaw Autumn, Davos Festival, Musica Viva (Munich), at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, at IRCAM in Paris and others. She was a permanent member of the Balthasar Neumann Choir (Thomas Hengelbrock) and the Schola Heidelberg (Walter Nussbaum) and worked as guest with the Ensemble L’itinéraire and the Ensemble Resonanz.
She was soloist in world premieres of vocal chamber music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Carola Bauckholt, René Leibowitz, Dora Cojocaru, Thomas Stiegler, Erik Oña, Caspar Johannes Walter and many others and she is the "voice" of the Thürmchen Ensemble in Cologne. Since 2007 Truike van der Poel is member of the Neue Vocalsolisten.
Countertenor Daniel Gloger (*1976) completed his Voice studies with a Masters Degree under Prof. Donald Litaker at the Music Conservatory in Karlsruhe in 2005, and is awarded a scholarship from Akademie Schloss Solitude nearby Stuttgart between 2009 and 2011.
His wide-ranged repertoire is documented in CD-recordings with the Ensemble 2e2m of Paris, the EuropaChorAkademie, members of www.stock11.de and the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. As a soloist, he has performed at renowned Festivals such as Knechtstedener Tage für Alte Musik, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Pfingsten Barock of the Salzburger Festspiele, Wien Modern and the Festival Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo. In 2005 he sang the title role in Adriana Hölszky’s Der Gute Gott von Manhattan at the Semperoper in Dresden, participated in Bernhard Lang’s opera Der Alte vom Berge at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in May 2007 and performed Oscar Strasnoy’s Fabula as the only singer together with Garth Knox (viola d’amore) at the Stuttgart Eclat festival in 2008.
He debuted at the Salzburger Festspiele 2009 as Vagaus in Antonio Vivaldi’s oratorio Juditha triumphans and appears in 2010 as the title role in Bernhard Lang’s new opera Montezuma at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and in Chaya Czernowin’s Pnima at the Staatstheater Stuttgart.
Gloger is a permanent member of the Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.
After completing his degree in Music Education at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Conservatory of Music) in Stuttgart with a major in Violin and Voice (both Lied and opera), Martin Nagy was engaged at the opera in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany.
Since 1993, he has been active as a concert and opera singer. Numerous radio and CD productions document his solo career. His current work with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart serves both as a focal point and simultaneously as an invigorating counterpoint to his activities as an oratorio singer.
Martin Nagy erhielt nach dem Studium der Schulmusik an der Stuttgarter Musikhochschule mit den Hauptfächern Violine und Gesang, der Liedklasse und des Opernfachs zunächst ein Engagement an der Oper Annaberg-Buchholz.
Seit 1993 ist er freischaffender Konzert- und Opernsänger. Zahlreiche Rundfunk- und CD-Produktionen dokumentieren seinen Weg als Solist. Ein Schwerpunkt und zugleich belebender Kontrapunkt zu seiner Tätigkeit als Oratoriensänger ist heute die Arbeit mit den Neuen Vocalsolisten.
Guillermo Anzorena was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He studied Voice at the Conservatory of Music at the National University of Cuyo. In 1991, he was a prize winner in the vocal competition "Young Voices" in Buenos Aires. In 1993, he was named "Young Talent of the Year" by the Richard Wagner Society. Various scholarships allowed him to work intensively with German Lied in Argentina.
Since 1994, Guillermo Anzorena has lived in Karlsruhe, where he completed his postgraduate studies at the Musikhochschule Conservatory of Music as well as in the Opera School. His engagements as an opera singer have led him to the Konstanz Opera Summer and the Young Opera Stuttgart. CD and radio recordings, with the SWR and the Young Opera Stuttgart among others, accompany his solo career. He has recorded several song cycles by Carlos Guastavino and performs works by contemporary Argentinian composers in international concerts as a member of the Ostinato Foundation.
Guillermo Anzorena has been a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart since 2000. Numerous concert tours with the ensemble have taken him all over the world. He sang the main role in a NVS world premiere production of the opera Si by Roberto Andreoni in Bergamo, Italy. Since October 2000 he has been an instructor of Voice at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Tübingen.
Andreas Fischer studied Voice and Music Education in Stuttgart and in Vienna. Even as a student, his interest in contemporary music and working closely with composers had become a central aspect of his work. He has performed in numerous world premieres as a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and as a soloist and conductor.
He is particularly interested in music theatre. In 2000, he sang the role of Perseo in the opera Perseo e Andromeda by Salvatore Sciarrino at the Festival d’automne in Paris, in 2001 the title role in the world premiere of the opera Bacon by Manuel Hidalgo at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, and in 2003 the role of the Benefactor in the world premiere of Hilda Paredes' opera The Phantom Palace at the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Conneticut and performed all bass parts in the world premiere of Brian Ferneyhough’s Shadowtime at Munich Bienale, at Festival d’automne Paris, at the English National Opera in London and at Lincoln Center Arts Festival in New York.
With the role of the father in Chaya Czernowin’s opera Zaide/Adama he debuted in 2006 at the Salzburger Festspiele. With the same production he gave a guest performance at the Theater Basel in 2007 and in spring 2008 performed again in the re-production of the same opera at the Theater Bremen; followed by premieres of Enno Poppe’s opera Arbeit, Nahrung, Wohnung and Aura, the opera by José Maria Sanchez-Verdú. In summer 2010 he sung in Chaya Czernowin’s opera Pnima at Staatsoper Stuttgart.