Evelyn Schörkhuber was born in Steyr, Austria and received her earliest musical training in Waidhofen/Ybbs, where she made her first stage appearance as at age 15, singing the roles of Papagena in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Susanna in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Hänsel in Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel.
After completing her studies, Evelyn performed with the NÖ Tonkünstler at the Reionsberg Opera Festival, singing the role of the Erste Dame in W.A. Mozart’s Magic Flute (Conducted by Martin Sieghart, Director: Paola Viano) and later as Die Königin der Nacht, also in Mozart’s Magic Flute, at the Vienna Jugendstil Theater (Conductor: Andres Orozco-Estrada) and on tour through Japan. Another tour followed, singing as Saffi in Johann Strauss’s The Gypsy Baron (“Der Zigeunerbaron”) (Conducted by Florian Samfir).
As an active concert performer Evelyn performs regularly with the Baroque ensemble “Trinito,” the “Lichtspiel” duo, and the renowned “Vienna String Quartet” (musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) which led her to perform in Spain, Japan, Iceland, Egypt, Israel, Hungary and Italy.
In 2009 Evelyn debuted at the Studio des Teatro Real in Madrid as Alice Ford in Falstaff, and as Hanna in Franz Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) (Conducted by Jorge Rugio, director: Giancarlo del Monaco), where she also won a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture to complete a program in stage performance at the Universidad Alcala.
In 2011, the singer appeared once again as ‘Alice Ford’ in Verdi’s Falstaff this time at the Auditorio de Tenerife, and has since performed in numerous concerts featuring a Claudio Monteverdi program, which she performed in a number of Spanish cities, including Siguenza, Salamanca, Toledo, and Valencia.
The many world-renowned conductors and directors with whom Evelyn has worked include Johanna Doderer, Helmuth Lohner, Karl Heinz Hackl, Dimitri Gotscheff, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Leonard Prinsloo, Marco Catena, Giancalo del Monaco, Hugo de Ana, Winfried Bauernfeind, Thomas Mitmann, Karin Bayer, Paola Viano, Ernst Theiss, Jorge Rubio, Reinhard Edlinger, Alexander Drcar, Martin Sieghart, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Florian Samfir, Othmar Klein, Enrico Calesso, Rudolf Bibl, Wolfgang Sobotka, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Franz Welser-Möst. Since September 2013 Evelyn Schörkhuber has been instructing as a part of the vocal faculty at the prestigious Richard Wagner Conservatory, Vienna where she teaches the García-based singing technique.