Growing up in a musical home in Kiedrich in the lovely Rheingau valley, Elisabeth Scholl made her singing debut as a “boy” in the local choir Die Kiedricher Chorbuben. Her father, also a Chorbub since childhood times, at this time voluntarily moonlighted as transitional choir director. And since short hair and robe didn’t give her away as a girl, she was able to sing in the choir for eight years. During these years, at times five Scholls were singing in the choir - father Christian, brothers Johannes (today a doctor) and Andreas (today countertenor) and the younger sister Christine.
In Mozart’s Magic Flute she and her bother Andreas sang First and Second Boy for several years at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. And there the wish to become a singer arose. Beside studying musicology, English literature and art history she took up vocal training with Prof. Eduard Wollitz. Towards the end of her studies in musicology, her brother Andreas introduced her to his teacher René Jacobs in Basle, and she decided to add studies in Early Music and historical performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
The combination of musicology, “normal” singing and historical performance practice turned out to be a very lucky one, suiting Elisabeth`s widespread interests. She is well known as Baroque expert and has performed with leading orchestras of international reputation. She edits unpublished vocal music of the Baroque era and performs it, feeling at home as well on the field of opera as in romantic concert repertoire.
Since autumn 2009 she is teaching as professor for Baroque singing at the Musikhochschule Nuremberg.