The light-lyric soprano Susanna Martin studied theology before taking up studies in singing. She began her vocal trainig with Prof. Elisabeth Jalbert in Hamburg, went on to study voice with Gabriella Lichter-Maxande at the Detmold Academy of Music and finished her studies gaining the Konzertexamen recital diploma.
She took also part in numerous master classes, notably with Edith Mathis, Judith Beckmann, Helmuth Kretschmar, Norman Shetler, Mitsuko Shirai, Hartmut Höll and Barbara Schlick.
Susanna Martin won a DAAD scholarship and was prizewinner at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang. She was also awarded the Schubert Society's prize for lied interpretation.
She now performs major oratorio works like the J.S. Bach Passions, G.F. Händel's "Messiah" or J. Brahms "Ein deutsches Requiem" with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hannover, the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Münchner Philharmoniker and others.
She collaborates with early music ensembles such as "L'arpa festante", "Harmonie Universelle", Barockorchester L'Arco, "Hannoversche Hofkapelle" and "Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik".
Susanna Martin works together with conductors like Friedrich Haider, Markus Stenz, Karel Mark Chichon, Jos van Veldhoven, Andreas Spering, Reinhard Goebel and Prof. Georg Christoph Biller.
Her appearances have included a proms concert in London with the Berlin Radio Chor and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher and a performance with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, both H.W. Henze's 9. Symphony. She also sang with the Singapur Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano.
Following these successes concert engagements take her throughout Germany and Europe.
The WDR-Rundfunkorchester produced Paul Abrahams Swing-Operette "Ball im Savoy" with her and is now planning the annual TV Christmas-Concert.
At the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele she has performed N. Jommellis Requiem under the baton of Reinhard Goebel. In 2014 she sang together with the Thomanerchor Leipzig.
Concerts in the Philharmonie Köln, the Dresdner Frauenkirche, with the Hymnus-Chorknaben Stuttgart, the Knabenchor Hannover, the Dresdner Kreuzchor, the WDR Funkhausorchester Köln and the Münchner Philharmoniker are following.
Her special passion, besides oratorio, is designing lied and chamber music programmes which she performs with different musicians depending on the nature of each project.
In summer 2016 she is going to start a tournee with some chamber music programmes throughout Australia.
Her recitals "daz wunder überwundert mich hât - Altes und Neues über die Liebe" and "Les roses étaient toutes rouges... - über Musik und Lebensgefühl im französischen Impressionismus" were broadcast as part of the WDR3 Nachtmusik series.
Susanna Martin has made CD recordings of lieder by Frank Martin and settings of poems by Heinrich Heine
("Lyrisches Intermezzo" with pianist Cord Garben).
Susanna Martin works also as vocal coach for different ensembles and is a member of the German Association of Singing Teachers.