Tilman Lichdi grew up near the German city of Heilbronn. After studying the trumpet for four years, he went on to study voice with Charlotte Lehmann in Würzburg, where he graduated with distinction.
From 2005 to 2012, the German tenor was a permanent member of the Staatstheater in Nuremberg where he sang numerous Classical and Romantic roles. Lichdi has garnered great acclaim as an oratorio and lieder singer.
After he appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in its 2010 production of Bach’s St John Passion, a critic with the Chicago Classical Review wrote, ‘One can go a lifetime without hearing the Evangelist sung as well as by Tilman Lichdi…’
Lichdi has performed with such conductors as Kent Nagano, Bernard Labadie, Ton Koopman, Martin Haselböck, Christoph Poppen, Claus Peter Flor and Mikhail Pletnev. Lichdi recently sang Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and accompanied Ton Koopman and his Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir on a tour of Italy and Spain.
He is giving his first performance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.