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Christian
Gerhaher

baritone

Christian Gerhaher is one of the foremost baritones of our time. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich – where he himself now teaches - and participated in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Gerhaher’s lied interpretations with pianist Gerold Huber, with whom he has worked for over twenty-five years, are widely regarded as being of definitive importance. Their CD recordings have been awarded numerous prizes, including a Gramophone Award for Nachtviolen in 2015. Gerhaher’s 2014 recording of Mahler’s orchestral songs with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano has also garnered high praise.

Partly as a result of his great versatility as a soloist, Gerhaher is in high demand with leading orchestras and opera companies, and he maintains a special relationship with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire ranges from the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to that of Henze’s Der Prinz von Homburg, and his Wolfram in Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a recurring favourite at the opera houses of Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, London and Munich.

Gerhaher made previous solo appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2004, 2005 and 2008, most recently performing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Mozart arias at the 2016 RCO Opening Night under the baton of Daniele Gatti, who was then installed as Chief Conductor of the RCO.

Christian Gerhaher is one of the foremost baritones of our time. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich – where he himself now teaches - and participated in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Gerhaher’s lied interpretations with pianist Gerold Huber, with whom he has worked for over twenty-five years, are widely regarded as being of definitive importance. Their CD recordings have been awarded numerous prizes, including a Gramophone Award for Nachtviolen in 2015. Gerhaher’s 2014 recording of Mahler’s orchestral songs with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano has also garnered high praise.

Partly as a result of his great versatility as a soloist, Gerhaher is in high demand with leading orchestras and opera companies, and he maintains a special relationship with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire ranges from the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo to that of Henze’s Der Prinz von Homburg, and his Wolfram in Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a recurring favourite at the opera houses of Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, London and Munich.

Gerhaher made previous solo appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2004, 2005 and 2008, most recently performing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Mozart arias at the 2016 RCO Opening Night under the baton of Daniele Gatti, who was then installed as Chief Conductor of the RCO.