At only 17 Karola Pavone debuted as a soloist in Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, which she sang again in 2006 under the baton of Marcus Creed.
Her interests in the realm of concert music extend from Renaissance and Baroque to Modern. Her varied and expansive concert repertoire includes not only the cantatas, oratorios, and masses of Buxtehude, Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart, but also the large-scale oratorios and requiem settings of Mendelssohn, Fauré, Brahms, Rossini, Verdi, and Dvořák. She has also interpreted seldom-heard works on the concert podium, like Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915, which she sang with both the Bergisch Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main. For the Corona label she recorded French composer Marcel Dupré’s oratorio De profundis with the cooperation of the Saarland Radio Orchestra in 2010. Concert engagements have taken her outside of Germany several times to Austria, Italy, Serbia, Great Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.
She has worked as a soloist with, among others, the Cologne Bach Society, the Philharmonic Choir of the City of Bonn, the New Philharmonic of Westphalia, the Classical Philharmonic of Bonn, the Bergisch Symphony, the L’arco Orchestra of Hannover, the Baroque Orchestra of Frankfurt am Main, Neue Philharmonie Hamburg and the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. In November 2015 she made her début in Hamburg´s Laeiszhalle, singing Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem and Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Miserere. She was invited back to sing Carl Orff´s Carmina Burana in 2016.