Johanna Soller is a German conductor, harpsichordist and organist.
In 2022 she is invited as a guest conductor to collaborate with the Orquesta de Córdoba as well as the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging. In 2021 she has returned to Theater an der Wien as Studienleiter and musical assistant of Christopher Moulds in the production of Handel’s Saul, playing as well the harpsichord and carillon in the pit with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
She appeared as a guest conductor with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Radio Choir Leipzig, the Munich Bach Choir and the via nova Choir Munich. In addition she collaborated with ensembles such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Hofkapelle Munich and the Zuercher Singakademie and was invited to perform at Theater an der Wien and festivals like the International Handel Festival in Goettingen, Thueringer Bachwochen and AUDI summer concerts in Ingolstadt. In 2019 she was appointed musical director of the Munich Chamber Opera and has conducted amongst others Maria Antonia Walpurgis' Talestri, G.F. Handels Giulio Cesare and Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto. She has taken rehearsals for conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Ulf Schirmer, Nicholas Mc Gegan and Laurence Cummings. As a scholarship holder of the German Conductors’ Forum (Dirigentenforum), she collaborated with such renowned ensembles as the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the Philharmonic Choir Berlin and the Kammerchor Saarbruecken. In addition she attended masterclasses and internships with Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Gaechinger Cantorey (Hans-Christoph Rademann) and Kammerchor Stuttgart (Frieder Bernius).
In 2013 she founded the Vocalconsort Muenchen, a chamber choir based in Munich. She is also founder and artistic director of the capella sollertia, a highly professional baroque ensemble with members such as Kristin von der Goltz and Anne Katharina Schreiber. In 2019 she both performed a highly acclaimed St. Matthew’s Passion with Julian Prégardien as evangelist and founded her own concert series of Bach cantatas in Munich Cantate um 1715.
Furthermore she is a lecturer for thorough-bass and score reading at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and organist at St. Peter’s church in Munich. Johanna Soller studied in Munich conducting with Michael Glaeser, harpsichord with Christine Schornsheim, organ and church music with Bernhard Haas and graduated entirely with distinction. She won several prizes, such as the second prize in the „Prague Spring“ International Music Competition 2013, was awarded a scholarship of the German National Music Competition and therefore admitted into the Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Kuenstler, a funding programme of Deutscher Musikrat.
Just recently - in 2020 - she was awarded the Bavarian Kunstfoerderpreis.