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The Soprano from Mödling near Vienna studied at both the University of Vienna and the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts.
During her studies she discovered her love for baroque music. She intensively studied the historical performance techniques of the era and constantly expanded her extensive repertoire through her work with her own baroque music groups as well as internationally renowned ensembles. This allows her to perform seldom heard music of the late renaissance and early baroque. The focus here is mainly on the Italian music of Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Carissimi and Kapsperger.

Her repertoire includes all of the large, secular and religious concert pieces, as well as religious works such as oratorios, passions, cantatas and masses. In addition, she can be often heard as Lieder singer and is highly praised for her bel canto and Mozart repertoire.

Cross-over projects, chanson programs and cooperation with composers of new music (including several premiers of, for instance, Roland Baumgartner, Johann G. Kitzbichler, Angelika Silberbauer, Mehrdad Pakbaz, Klaus Simanek, Judith Unterpertinger) round out her singing activities.

Karoline Pilcz has worked with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Concentus Musicus, and has participated in international festivals, including Edinburgh and Aix en Provence. She has toured in Germany, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Italy, and more recently appeared as a soloist in China, where she performed pieces from her Italian bel canto repertoire and selected pieces from Austrian operettas in the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai.

Karoline Pilcz is a solo artist in the „Romantik-Theater Weinviertel“.

She gave her debut in the “Wiener Musikverein” (“Vienna Society of the Friends of Music”) in Juli 2013 with arias from Mozart. She also appeared there in 2014 with arias from Christoph Willibald Gluck as part of the concert series „Nun klingen sie wieder“. The concert was broadcast by the Austrian radio in August 2014.