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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 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, Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and the National Symphony in Washington, DC (Iván Fischer). 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 Philharmonic, 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 2018-2019 season, Thomas E. Bauer will be making guest appearances at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Brahms’ German Requiem conducted by Daniel Reuss, with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, with the Belgian National Orchestra in van Parys’s War Requiem conducted by Hugh Wolff, with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer conducted by Giordano Bellincampi, with the Leipzig MDR RSO in Jörg Widmann’s Das heiße Herz conducted by Simone Young, with the Frankfurt HR RSO and composer Peter Ruzicka conducting his own Benjamin Symphony, with the Berlin Tonkünstler Orchestra in Bach’s St John Passion conducted by Andreas Spering, and with the Bamberg Symphony in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri conducted by Ainars Rubikis.

He will also go on tour with the ensembles Anima Eterna, Musik Podium Stuttgart, Ensemble Pygmalion, and Les Violons du Roy.


This season he is invited to perform on repeated occasions with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: in Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer conducted by Long Yu, in Penderecki’s Six Chinese Songs conducted by Shao-Chia Lü, and in Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder conducted by Jukka Pekka Saraste.


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, at Berlin Konzerthaus and at the Bayerischer Rundfunk m Munich). In August 2018 they will perform their “Reflections on Bach” programme at the Moselle Music Festival and at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival.


On the opera stage, Thomas E. Bauer’s recent performance in Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten at La Scala in Milan (Alvis Hermanis/Ingo Metzmacher) 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 renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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


He is the initiator and artistic director of the successful Konzerthaus auditorium project in Blaibach (Bavarian Forest), which opened in 2014 and has won a series of prizes.


2018/2019 season (Representation: General management | Management: Daniela Spering | Administration: Stephanie Watin)

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