was born in the countryside of Austria, where she received her first musical education in piano and flute. After finishing a special music-related secondary school, she studied at the “Musikgymnasium” in Linz, Austria, majoring in Flute Performance. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in Flute and Voice, both pedagogy and performance studies with Barbara Gisler-Haase (Flute), Annamaria Rott (Voice) and Walter Moore (Lied). Masterclasses and private courses completed her musical education.
She won several ‘Prima la musica’ awards in Austria in flute as well as in singing.
Heidemaria was a member of well-known choirs as the Arnold Schönberg Chor and the Choir of the Viennese State Opera in Vienna. Later, she worked with the SWR Vocal Ensemble in Stuttgart, Germany.
As an opera singer, she specialised in both contemporary and baroque opera.
Important roles were Sesto in Giulio Cesare by G. F. Händel, Dido in Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell, and different roles in operas from contemporary composers as Lukas Haselböck, Tristan Schulze, Jury Everhartz, Iannis Xenakis and Peter Androsch.
Another focus in her artistic work lies on Lied and oratory: Lied recitals, chamber music as well as oratory performances. She sang with ensembles such as the Ensemble Novantique, CrossNova Ensemble and Company of Music, touring through Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Luxemburg.
She can be heard on a CD production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the NÖ Tonkünstler under direction of Kristjan Järvi and the CD Dichterliebe Reloaded with the CrossNova Ensemble, which came out in 2013 with the national broadcasting network of Austria.
She taught singing and flute at the Musikschule Meidling and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In Germany, she worked as a private voice coach and at the Musikschule Oberursel as well as at “StimmDich” in Hofheim/Germany, a school for Musical and Pop/Rock singing.
Heidemaria Oberthür currently lives with her husband and her two children in Bishkek, Kyrgizstan.