Margit Übellacker has dedicated herself primarily to the revival of baroque and medieval repertoires for historical types of the dulcimer (pantaleon, salterio, dulcemelos). She was formatively influenced during studies with Karl-Heinz Schickhaus (Bruckner-Conservatory Linz), Birgit Stolzenburg-de Biasio (Richard-Strauss-Conservatory Munich) and Crawford Young (early music diploma at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis).
She is founding member of the ensemcles LA GIOIA ARMONICA, Dulce Melos and Dulcimer&Dulcian. With the ensemble L’Arpeggiata (dir. Christina Pluhar) she has worked in recent years with soloists such as Philippe Jaroussky, Nuria Rial, Gian Luigi Trovesi, Marco Beasly and Lucilla Galleazzi as well as with the King’s Singers and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on numerous concert tours and radio, television, and DVD recordings.
As a member of the ensemble Shield of Harmony (dir. Crawford Young) she has played concerts with Andreas Scholl and taken part in his CD recording Oswald von Wolkenstein (“Songs of myself”). She has also performed with Accademia Bizantina (dir. Ottavio Dantone), Kammerorchester Basel (dir. Riccardo Minasi), Ensemble Matheus (dir. Jean-Christophe Spinosi), Ensemble Tiburtina (dir. Barbora Kabàtkovà), Les Passions de l’Ame (dir. Meret Lüthi), Musica Fiorita (dir. Daniela Dolci), Musica Alta Ripa (dir. Bernward Lohr), Coriandolo (dir. Carsten Eckert), Il Suonar Parlante (dir. Vittorio Ghielmi), Oni Wytars (dir. Marco Ambrosini), the Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg (under the direction of Ton Koopman), the L’Orfeo Barockorchester Linz (dir. Michi Gaigg), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and with soloists like Maurice Steger (flute) and Hana Blažíková (soprano). Duo concerts with Crawford Young (lute) and Aline Zylberajch (fortepiano), as well as with the Ensemble Dulce Melos, of which she is a founding member.
She has performed and recorded throughout Europe and in South America, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia and the USA (e.g. in Carnegie Hall).
photo: Jochen Kratschmer