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THOMAS E. BAUER, baritone

Thomas E. Bauer received his earliest musical training as a member of the Regensburg Domspatzen (Cathedral Choir) and went on to study voice at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich.

As a concert vocalist he is very much in international demand, having appeared with the Boston Symphony (Bernard Haitink), Concentus Musicus (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Filarmonica della Scala (Zubin Mehta), Leipzig Gewandhaus (Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly and Sir John Eliot Gardiner), the National Symphony in Washington, DC (Ivan Fischer), and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (Sir Roger Norrington). Recently, under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher, he appeared in Schubert’s Lazarus at the Salzburg Festival as well as in Schoenberg’s Jakobsleiter at the Berlin Philharmonie, and sang the world première of Jörg Widmann’s oratorio Arche conducted by Kent Nagano for the inauguration of Hamburg’s new auditorium, the Elbphilharmonie.

In the 2017-2018 season, Thomas E. Bauer will be making guest appearances at the Beethovenfest in Bonn (singing Beethoven’s cycle An die ferne Geliebte), with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (in Carmina Burana), at the Musik Podium Festival in Stuttgart (in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Paulus), with the Chorwerk Ruhr (in Brahms’s German Requiem), with Ensemble Pygmalion (in Bach’s St John Passion), and with the orchestra Anima Eterna (in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony). At the Müpa auditorium in Budapest he will sing in Haydn’s Creation under the baton of Adám Fischer. At Hamburg Opera he will perform the world première of Benjamin by composer Peter Ruzicka. Furthermore, BOZAR in Brussels will feature Thomas E. Bauer as Artist in Residence for a series of concerts.


Thomas E. Bauer also enjoys considerable success in the Lied genre: he performs frequently with fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel. He also collaborates on a regular basis with pianist/composer Kit Armstrong, with whom he has given a series of recitals featuring Armstrong’s Bach transcriptions (for instance, in Berlin Konzerthaus and at the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich).


On the opera stage, Thomas E. Bauer’s recent performance in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten (Alvis Hermanis/Ingo Metzmacher) at La Scala in Milan was warmly received.
He has sung several world premières of operas, and was awarded the prestigious Schneider-Schott Music Prize. He also collaborates closely with the renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.


Thomas E. Bauer’s CD productions have received anumber of prestigious awards.


Thomas E. Bauer is the initiator of the successful Konzerthaus auditorium project in Blaibach (Bavarian Forest), which opened in 2014 and has won a series of prizes. Furthermore, since September 2016, he has been artistic director of the “Europäische Wochen” Festival in Passau. 

2017/2018 season (Representation: General management | Management: Daniela Spering | Administration: Stephanie Watin)

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