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Thomas E. Bauer

Thomas E. Bauer

Critics and audiences around the world agree: Thomas E. Bauer is one of the most fascinating vocal artists of our time. Reviewers of his numerous orchestral concerts rave about the “sheer virile force” that comes with “an unusually precise diction, emotional intensity and rare beauty in his baritonal sound” (Opernglas).


As a concert vocalist, Mr. Bauer made recent guest appearances at the Tonhalle Zürich, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, with the KBS Symphony at Seoul International Music Festival, at the Beethovenfest Bonn, with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Pygmalion, and Anima Eterna. The Palais des Beaux-Arts BOZAR in Brussels featured Thomas E. Bauer as Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Bauer has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, Concentus Musicus under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Filarmonica della Scala under Zubin Mehta, the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, the Leipzig Gewandhaus under Herbert Blomstedt and Riccardo Chailly and the National Symphony in Washington, DC. He sang the world première of Jörg Widmann’s oratorio ARCHE conducted by Kent Nagano for the inauguration of Hamburg’s spectacular new Elbphilharmonie (released in 2018 on ECM).


Thomas E. Bauer performs frequently with fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel and with pianist and composer Kit Armstrong. He collaborates closely with the renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Many of Thomas E. Bauer’s numerous CD productions have received rave reviews and prestigious awards.