Thérèse Lindquist studied piano and chamber music (with Dorothy Irving among others) in her home country of Sweden, and continued her studies of Lied with Paul Schilhawsky in Salzburg. As a piano accompanist for lied recitals she has been awarded several prizes (including first prize at the Jenny Lind Competition) and has participated in master-classes, for instance with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Helena Lazarska, Robert Holl and Silvia McNair. Thérèse Lindquist has been official piano accompanist in international competitions such as the Robert Schumann Competition and the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. She has given concerts together with renowned artists such as Wolfgang Holzmair, Dana McKay, Hillevi Martinpelto, Christian Miedl, Christiane Karg, John Thomasson, Peter Ullrich, and Dietmar Kerschbaum at international festivals such as the Heidelberger Frühling, the Carinthian Summer, Allegro Vivo, Musikwoche Lienz, Musik vid Siljan, Caixa Galicia, The Florida Festival of Fine Arts, Festspiel-Presentation Salzburg, and Osaka Festival Hall. In cooperation with countertenor Paul Esswood she made an intensive study of the performance practice of early music.
Thérèse Lindquist is professor of lied and oratorio at the University Mozarteum Salzburg and also much in demand as director of master-classes for singers and lied-duos in Europe, Japan, Korea, Israel and the USA. The National Association of Teachers of Singing has frequently invited her to give lectures and hold master-classes at various universities in the USA (Florida International University, Columbus State University, The University of Miami Frost School of Music etc.). Her award-winning CD recording of songs by Josephine Lang (Deutsche Schallplatten) with Dana McKay, soprano, was highly acclaimed in Dieter Kühn’s biography of Clara Schumann as a “miniature masterpiece.” Thérèse Lindquist accompanied Wolfgang Holzmair on a CD recording of songs by Anton Webern (Webern Pur, Institute of New Music in Salzburg), as well as on a recording of Kowalski songs (Bridge Records) and Wunderhorn songs (on the Col legno label) which all received glowing reviews. — see Press
In addition to her mastery and interest in the German, French, and English-American Lied repertoire, which she has explored in various projects, Lindquist has been a dedicated proponent of the Lieder of women composers und has accompanied Liederabende and given lectures on this subject in many international festivals and symposiums. Under the title „Eine exklusive Gesellschaft“ (An exclusive Society), she recently presented a well-received master class for singers and Lied duos at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna). Lindquist has also dedicated herself to the performance of Lieder by Jewish composers, such as the critically acclaimed CD of the Lieder of Max Kowalski (Wolfgang Holzmair, Bridge Records) and a recent master class with the Lieder of Viktor Ullmann at The Jerusalem Academy of Dance and Music.
Beginning in 2020, Lindquist will focus on teaching Lied duos at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, performing concerts, and leading international master classes and projects.
Updated: April 2020