Schröfel completed her training at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in the subjects of school music, conducting, singing and vocal pedagogy. She completed her studies with Eric Ericson and Arleen Augér . First she gave concerts for a few years in oratorio and lied and led the choir and orchestra at a music high school.
From 1985 to 2012 Schröfel was professor for music education with a focus on choir and ensemble conducting, first at the Folkwang University of the Arts , then at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media , where she was Vice President for thirteen years.
In succession to Ludwig Rutt, she directed the Hannover Girls' Choir from 1999 to 2017 ; After two years in dual leadership, Andreas Felber took over the artistic direction on January 1, 2019 . Since 2001 she has been the director of the Johannes Brahms Choir Hannover , a mixed chamber choir. In their work, Schröfel encourages renowned composers as well as the younger generation to compose works for choirs of equal voices.
With the Hannover Girls Choir she won various prizes and awards at national and international choir competitions, such as B. the German Choir Competition , the EBU competition “ Let the Peoples Sing ”, the International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf and the Johannes Brahms Competition Hamburg. Under her leadership, the Johannes Brahms Choir Hanover won the German Choir Competition. In 2010 both choirs and six other Hanoverian choirs were awarded the ECHO Klassik .
In 1989 she was awarded the Lower Saxony Music Prize and in 2004 she was awarded the Order of Merit 1st Class of the Lower Saxony Order of Merit. Schröfel, whose work can be heard on more than 20 recordings, received the Lower Saxony State Prize in 2014 . In 2018 she was awarded the Lower Saxony State Medal.
- Direction of the Johannes Brahms Choir Hanover. Retrieved May 10, 2019 .
- Choir Chronicle - Girls Choir Hannover. Retrieved on May 10, 2019 (German).
- Brief presentation - Johannes Brahms Choir Hanover. Retrieved May 10, 2019 .
- Awards - Girls Choir Hanover. Retrieved on May 10, 2019 (German).
- State medal for Professor Dr. Eva-Maria Neher, Professor Gudrun Schröfel, Martin Kind and Dirk Roßmann - Prime Minister Stephan Weil honors four outstanding personalities of the state , press release of the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture from August 28, 2018
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schröfel-Gatzmann, Gudrun|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German choir director, conductor and university teacher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 1, 1943|