Jacqueline Pischorn was born in Graz, Austria and studied singing at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz with Wolfgang Gamerith and at Trinity College of Music in London where she worked with conductors Diego Masson and Peter Stark. She studied contemporary music at the Britten Pears School with Oliver Knussen and Rosemary Hardy.
Jacqueline sang the first performance of a piece (Kyng Orfeo), written for her by Ian Schofield, at Turner Sims Hall in Southampton, accompanied by pianist David Owen Norris.
Oratorio performances in London and around UK include Mozart’s Vespers, B Minor mass, St John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem at St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and Southwark Cathedral. Haydn’s Seasons, Venus in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, the Angel in Handel’s Jephtha under Paul Esswood; Filia in Carissimi’s Jephthe, Bach’s solo cantata for trumpet and soprano ‘Jauchzet Gott’, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Coronation Mass conducted by Ian Thompson; Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Hummel’s Mass in E flat under Robert Dick’s baton.
Recital work took Jacqueline around the UK, Austria and Slovenia. In 2018 she started a duo with Michael McCartney (classical guitar) performing early romantic songs. Her latest project was a dramatic performance of John Hardy’s ‘Mignonlieder’ (1998) at the Dora Stoutzker Hall in Cardiff with pianist Nicola Rose.
Jacqueline works as German language coach for Welsh National Opera (Salome, Wozzeck, Entführung, Meistersinger with Bryn Tervel, Tristan und Isolde, Fidelio, Ariadne auf Naxos, Lohengrin, Lulu, Wagner Dream, Rosenkavalier, Moses und Aron with John Tomlinson), the Royal Welsh College of Music, Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV) and Cardiff University; previously she has worked in the same capacity for Morley College London, Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands (Siegfried, Johannespassion), Longborough Festival (Rheingold) and The Wagner Society.
Jacqueline also works as singing teacher in Downe House School near Newbury.
In 2007 her book ‘German diction for English-speaking singers’ was published by Caddy Publishing, supported by the Royal Welsh College of Music, relaunched in the second edition in 2019 under Augarten Press.