Who Is Ute Freudenberg?
Ute Freudenberg born on January 12, 1956, in Schöndorf, is a German rock, pop, and schlager singer.
With the rock band Elefant, she made her musical debut in 1980 with the song Jugendliebe, considered to be one of the “classics of GDR rock and pop history”.
Ute Freudenberg, then 15 years old, was recognised to have a knack for singing in 1971 at the Central Pioneer Camp (now Ferienpark Feuerkuppe) in Straußberg, close to Sondershausen, in the Kyffhäuser neighbourhood.
She won a young talent competition for female musicians in 1972 along with five other girls. She made her debut on television the same year on Six Girls and Music. She attended the Franz Liszt Music Academy in her hometown from 1972 to 1977.
Freudenberg was a founding member of the rock group Elefant in 1976, which put out two albums and 12 singles.
Her big break came with the joint song Jugendliebe in 1980, which went on to become a “classic of GDR rock and pop history.”
How far is it until the end of the world? And again, a man is born, and there is no weird sorrow for Me in a duet with Wolfgang Ziegler were further songs from the GDR era. She received four votes as the GDR’s top singer from 1980 to 1984.
Following a televised appearance in the then-current Schaubude in Hamburg in 1984, she did not go back to the GDR.
She relocated to Düsseldorf, where she performed in the Netherlands and on cruise ships in addition to working as a studio singer. She sang the theme song for the Tatort episode Pleitegeier in 1988 while going by the stage name Heather Jones.
The German version of Whitney Houston’s hit song One Moment in Time, Ein Tag wie Heut, was released in 1990. She released her album And there you still ask in 1994. Ute Freudenberg made numerous appearances on television between 1994 and 1996.
She started the Ute F. Live Band in 1996. Her album Land insicht was released in 1997. She held a gala concert in Erfurt with many of her artistic partners, including the band Karat, to mark her 25th year on stage.
At the José Carreras Gala of the same name on ARD, she sang the song’s title, There is no odd anguish for Me, with Wolfgang Ziegler. The Jubilee CD was released in 1999.
Ute Freudenberg kept up her great career throughout the 2000s. On the occasion of Karat’s 25th stage anniversary in 2000, she served as host of the 90-minute MDR television programme I adore every hour. She made several albums available and performed on tour.
In a duet with Christian Lais with the title Auf den Dächern von Berlin, she topped the German radio hit charts that year. Together with Christian Lais, she published the socially and politically critical album Lebenslinien in 2016.
Ute Freudenberg’s personal life included a marriage to stuntman Peter Pieper that lasted till 2010. In 1996, she relocated back to Thuringia. She released her memoirs in 2012. She revealed that she has Parkinson’s disease on the chat show Riverboat in February 2022.
Throughout her career, Ute Freudenberg has had a great discography with a number of albums that have topped the charts.
Ute Freudenberg Children; All You Need To Know
Ute Freudenberg’s children are unknown as there is no report that she is a mother of any children at the moment.
She is known to have made a very big impact in the music space in Germany and has won various honours, including the Young Talent Award at the GDR Chanson Days in 1975, the Goldene Henne media award in 1998, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2008.