Stephanie Szanto, born in Burgdorf, Switzerland, studied at Bern University of Arts HKB with Prof. Elisabeth Glauser, followed by studies at the Swiss Opera Studio and the Lucerne School of Music with Prof. Barbara Locher. She also accomplished studies in Jazz Vocal and composition at the Bern University of Arts/ Jazz HKB. In 2014, Szanto earned her Master of Solo Performance with top marks.
She has won numerous competitions, including the award for Young Music Talent of the Foundation Meggen, the Memorial Prize of the Edwin Fischer Foundation Lucerne,
1st prize of the Nicati-de Luze Foundation Lausanne and recieved scholarships from Migros Kulturprozent, the Dienemann Foundation Lucerne and the Swiss Richard Wagner Foundation.
Since her early years, Stephanie Szanto performed as a promising young soloist with various orchestras, such as the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, the Sinfonieorchester Biel Solothurn, the Lucerne Chamber Orchestra and the orchestra of the Bach Collegium Zurich.
Stephanie Szanto has worked in numerous projects of various styles like Funk, Drum`n`Bass, Electronic Music, Chanson and Hip Hop. As a composer, she wrote music for artmovies and plays. Song and arrangement is also a big part of her work.
In the genre of „lied“, Stephanie Szanto is very active as a interpreter and composer/arranger. With the renowned pianist and composer Simon Bucher, she creates new programms of various styles, often with a humoristic and musical wide- ranging basis.
Stephanie Szanto performed at the Theater Luzern in the contemporary opera ‚Ansichten einer Reise’ and at the Oper Biel/Solothurn as Orestre in ‚La Belle Hélène’ from Jacques Offenbach.
The season 2016/2017 saw her debut with the leading part `Hänsel` in Engelbert Humperdincks opera ‚Hänsel und Gretel’ at Theater Luzern. Later that year, she sang the Solo-Opera of artist Cally Spooner at the Kunsthaus Zürich.
The season 2018 saw her debut at the Murtenclassics Festival with two parts, one as the leading part in Thomas Fortmannˋs debut performance of his chamber opera „Vaudeville für Leontine“.