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Christian Gerhaher

Christian Gerhaher
Christian Gerhaher’s exemplary lieder interpretations can be heard on the stages of major recital venues including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, and the Musikverein in Vienna, alongside pianist Gerold Huber. Gerhaher also appears regularly at the Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg, Aspen and Tanglewood Festivals and the Proms. After a two-year celebration of Mahler’s anniversary, a new album by Sony is released, with songs by Haydn, Beethoven, Schoenberg and Berg.

A highly sought-after opera singer, Gerhaher has performed in The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival (also released on DVD by Decca) under Muti, and appeared as Wolfram in Tannhäuser at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Vienna State Opera and Munich State Opera, and in 2010 at Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, for which he received a Laurence Olivier Award (2011). In 2010, Gerhaher was voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt. Gerhaher has performed with conductors such as Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle, Nagano, Jansons, Haitink and Thielemann.

Gerhaher’s affinity with Mahler’s music brought him together with Chailly, Harding, Dudamel and Boulez (Wunderhornlieder with Cleveland also on CD by DG). Orchestras with whom he regularly performs include Berlin, Munich and Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, as well as NHK, Boston and Chicago Symphonies. Gerhaher has closely associated with Bavarian Radio Symphony, for 2012/13, Gerhaher is artist-in-residence and can be heard in programmes such as Britten’s War Requiem.

Gerhaher has an exclusive partnership with Sony Music and has recorded Schumann cycles, the complete Schubert cycles as well as recordings with Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland, and Bavarian Radio Symphony.