The german opera and concert singer Silke Hartstang completed her artistic training in singing at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. There she was taught by Prof. KS Reinhard Leisenheimer and by Prof. Klesie Kelly-Moog. After successfully passing the Diploma examination in the categories opera / song / oratorio she studied the postgraduate course “Konzertexamen” and completed successfully with the ”Solistische Konzertreife”.
Her training is supplemented by numerous master classes at home and abroad and cooperation with renowned musicians, singers, teachers, directors, choreographers and accompanists, including KS Prof. Kurt Moll, Prof. Dunja Vejzovic, Prof. Michael Hampe, Wolfgang Quetes, Michael Gees, Pal Molnar, Michael Jurowski or Zolty Nagi.
The press calls Silke Hartstang "... a charismatic stage diva ..." (Allgemeine Zeitung) with a "... sovereign stage presence ..." (Rhein-Zeitung). "Critics always praise her special ability to express her voice" (Rhein-Zeitung) or caracterise her voice "soft and velvety, earthy, addictive" (Kieler Nachrichten). She acts numerous concerts and events, openings, galas, oratorios, opera-, operetta- and song-events.
She has performed with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra several times and was a solo artist in November 2009 at the Great Jubilee Gala "50 Years of Marketing Club" of the Marketing Club Rhein Mosel in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle in Koblenz and in November 2010 at the fashion gala of the designer Alfredo Pauly "the Modical 2010 - Opera Ball" at the Kurhaus Bad Neuenahr. In February 2011, the artist was a guest of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern and gave her concert debut at Castle Castle Namedy. In January 2013 she was part of the concert of the "5 tenors - Musica Con Passione" and did her debut with the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Nayden Todorov.
She gained experience on stage including the State Opera Rousse (Bulgaria) with the part of Fenena and Amneris (Nabucco, Aida, G. Verdi), the Cologne Opera and the Theater Hagen. Her extensive solo and duet song repertoire includes many compositions and song cycles in different languages and different periods, she performed partly with orchestral accompaniment.
She also interprets Azerbaijani songs in their original language with her duo partner Elnara Ismailova.
In 2006 she was prizewinner at the International Song Competition for Women's Voices of the GEDOK. She was fellow of the Richard Wagner Association-Cologne in 2005 and in 2007 fellow of the European Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Montepulciano (Italy).
In 2010 Silke Hartstang completed her studies studies of vocal pedagogy very successfully at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Besides she works as a freelance singing teacher and since april 2011 as an academic at the University of Cologne and the University of Koblenz-Landau.