Michael Volle

Michael Volle is one of the most sought-after singers of our time. The baritone is a mainstay at the most renowned opera houses in the world including the Metropolitan Opera New York, the State Operas in Munich and Vienna, the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House London, Opéra National de Paris and the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Berlin. Michael Volle maintaines a very special relationship with the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, where he recently starred in two of his signature roles: the title roles of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and Verdi’s Falstaff, both under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. The hailed Wagner-singer is also a frequent guest at prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg and Bayreuth, as well as Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

Michael Volle kicks off the 2018/19 season as Barak in Strauss‘ Die Frau ohne Schatten with the Staatsoper Berlin, where he returned making his long-awaited role debut as  Sir John Falstaff. He then performed Mandryka (Arabella) with Deutsche Oper am Rhein and returned to the Teatro alla Scala Milan singing Orest in Strauss’ Elektra. The part of Mandryka is also vehicle for his return to the stage of Munich’s Nationaltheater and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris. With the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Michael Volle sings Johanaan (Salome), before heading to New York to perform Wotan (Das Rheingold and Die Walküre) and Wanderer (Siegfried) in the Met’s Ring Cycle, under the baton of Philippe Jordan. The baritone closes the operatic season making his role debut as Nabucco in Verdi ‘s homonymous opera with the Zurich Opera and returns as Hans Sachs in the Bayreuth Festival’s performances of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Michael Volle is one of the leading interpreters of German repertoire. This includes the title roles in Wagner ‘s Der fliegende Holländer, Wotan/Wanderer in the Ring des Nibelungen, Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Amfortas (Parsifal) as well as roles by Richard Strauss such as Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Johanaan (Salome), Orest (Elektra) and Mandryka (Arabella), Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper (Lulu) and Wozzeck, both written by Alban Berg. Also, being an extraordinary interpreter of Italian repertoire, Michael Volle starred as Scarpia (Tosca),  with the Metropolitan Opera, opposite Anna Netrebko in the title role, the Vienna Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and as Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West).

Apart from his operatic career, the baritone sings concerts in the world’s most renowned concert halls and orchestras. His works regularly with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, Antonio Pappano, Maris Janssons, Franz Welser-Möst, Valery Gergiev, Thomas Hengelbrock, Simon Rattle and Frieder Bernius. Michael Volle is also a dedicated Lied singer, and gives recitals with Festivals such as the Heidelberger and Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, joined by pianist Helmut Deutsch. Michael Volle has also a close collaboration with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, they recorded a CD with Solo and Dialogue cantatas.

Numerous recordings on CD and DVD, live broadcasts to cinemas worldwide as well the film „The Hunter’s Bride“, based on the opera Der Freischütz, with Michael Volle starring as the evil Kaspar, document the artist’s legislating. Several solo CDs such as „Wagner Arias“ (Orfeo), a Song album with with Helmut Deutsch (Oehms Classics), „Michael Volle sings Brahms“ (Brillant Classics) as well as „Michael Volle: A Portrait“, released with  BR Klassik, top his discography off. Michael Volle was awarded with the German Theatre Price „Faust“and was named “Singer of the Year” by the magazine „Opernwelt“ (2008 and 2014).

Daniel Norman

Daniel Norman was a choral scholar at New College Oxford, where he read Engineering. He went on to study in the US and Canada and at the Royal Academy of Music. In his first year out of college he made his debuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Trevor Pin nock, the Royal Festival Hall with David Atherton, Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson, Almeida Opera and the Aldeburgh Festival with David Parry and at the Barbican with Richard Hickox.

Concert performances have included Wozzeck with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Evangelist in Bach St John Passion at the Festival Hall, Tippett A Child of Our Time with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia, Britten Les Illuminations and Mozart Requiem with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Nocturne with Edward Gardner, Britten Serenade in Tel Aviv, Britten St Nicolas at the Gulbenkian in Porto and for the BBC Concert Orchestra, Stravinsky Les Noces with Martha Argerich, Bach St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw and for the Sønderjyllands Symfonieorkester in Denmark, Beethoven 9th Symphony for Minnesota Orchestra and with Het Gelders Orkest, Holst Savitri with London Sinfonietta, Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene at the BBC Proms, St John Passion for The King’s Consort (Matthew Halls), Judas in Birtwistle’s The Last Supper for London Sinfonietta in Italy, Argento’s Jonah & the Whale in Boston, Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall, Delius Mass of Life with the BBC Philharmonic, Haydn Stabat Mater with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi, Stravinsky’s In Memoriam Dylan Thomas with the CBSO, Renard (Helsinki, Paris & South Bank), Britten War Requiem for Southbank Sinfonia and for Philharmonia Taiwan, Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus with Oslo Domkor, St John Passion in Milan and Yan Tan Tethera with Britten Sinfonia, Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral (Cambridge Philharmonic Society) and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and for Oxford Lieder.

Opera credits include Laca Jenufa at the Longborough Festival and Red Whiskers Billy Budd for Opera North and at Aldeburgh Festival, Judas The Last Supper with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Brabbins), Philip Glass The Trial with Scottish Opera, Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground in Dublin, Mime Das Rheingold for Oviedo Opera, Peter Quint The Turn of the Screw and Dr Blind Die Fledermaus for Glyndebourne on Tour, Borsa Rigoletto (Covent Garden debut), Flavio Norma, Goro Madama Butterfly, Tchekalinsky Queen of Spades and title role Joshua with Opera North, Tanzmeister in concert performances of Ariadne auf Naxos with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, Mao in Nixon in China for Opera Boston and at the Teatro Filharmonico for Fondazione di Arena di Verona, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos for L’Opéra National de Paris and Elemer in Arabella and Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro at Garsington, and the Electrician in the Channel 4 film of Adès’s Powder Her Face (Almeida/Aldeburgh), as well as in its Vienna and Boston premieres, and at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

Further roles include The Golden Dragon for Music Theatre Wales, Arne’s Alfred at the Covent Garden Festival with Early Opera Company, Fenney/Hugo Mines of Sulphur at the Wexford Festival, Bob Boles Peter Grimes at the Endellion Festival, Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Zuid and for Glyndebourne on Tour, Hermes in Tippett’s King Priam with the Nederlandse Reisopera, Eurimaco in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and Valetto in L’Incoronazione di Poppea for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and New Israeli Opera and, to critical acclaim, performed the first official staging of all five Britten Canticles in Westminster Abbey. Daniel also appeared in Corte Real’s The Bronze Boy, in Porto and Lisbon and as White Minister Le Grand Macabre and Squeak Billy Budd for English National Opera, Maxwell Davies Taverner with BBC Scottish Symphonym Orchestra, Messiah for the Minnesota Orchestra and Carmina Burana for the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Columbia. Further engagements include Donald Crockett’s The Face for The Firebird Ensemble (USA), Red Whiskers Billy Budd for Glyndebourne in New York, a double bill commission The Commission and Café Kafka in an Opera North/Aldeburgh/ROH Linbury collaboration directed by Annabel Arden, and Orlando Gough’s Imago for Glyndebourne. Further engagements include Liberto/Soldier L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Gastone La Traviata, Gheraldo Gianni Schicchi and Offstage Voice La Vida Breve all for Opera North and Powder Her Face for Opera Odyssey, Boston (USA). Recent highlights include Steva Jenufa and L’Abate/Incroyable Andrea Chenier for Opera North, recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Glagolitic Mass at the Three Choirs Festival, Worcester, Messiah with Oxford Philomusica, St John Passion with the Ulster Orchestra and Dunedin Consort and Moser Die Meistersinger for Glyndebourne Festival.

Recordings include four volumes of the Hyperion Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson, the Grammy nominated Beethoven 9th Symphony (Vänsä/Minnesota Orchestra), Maintop in Billy Budd (Hickox/LSO), Adès Powder Her Face on DVD, Slender in Sir John in Love (Hickox/Northern Sinfonia), Janacek Sedmdesat Tisic with the New London Chamber Choir, Orff’s Carmina Burana (Meridian), Brett Dean’s Winter Songs with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (BIS), Hugh Wood’s Comus (BBCSO/A. Davis) and Rimenes in Arne’s Artaxerxes with the Classical Opera Company (Linn). Daniel has also released his debut solo CD: Britten Winter Words and Who Are These Children? with Christopher Gould (BIS). Recent engagements include Elijah at the Barbican Hall, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos for Scottish Opera and for Opera Holland Park, Laurence Osborn’s The Mother for Mahogany Opera, Guard in the première of Emily Howard’s To See the Invisible at Aldeburgh Festival and Mahler 8th Symphony at Ely Cathedral. Engagements in 2018/2019 include 1st Jew Salome and Monostatos Die Zauberflöte for English National Opera, The Golden Dragon with the Israel Contemporary Players in Tel Aviv and Hungary, appearances at the Oxford Lieder Festival, War Requiem in Nottingham, Messiah in Oxford and his role debut as Captain Vere Billy Budd for Central City Opera, Colorado. Subsequent engagements include Orpheus the Myth in the new production of The Mask of Orpheus for English National Opera.


Julian Prégardien

Born in Frankfurt in 1984, Julian Prégardien received his first musical training as a member of the choirs of Limburg Cathedral. After having studied voice in Freiburg and at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival Academy, he was a member of the soloist ensemble of Frankfurt Opera from 2009 to 2013. In parallel, he pursued an international solo career, particularly in collaboration with conductors specializing in historical performance practice.


Prégardien is now one of the most outstanding young vocalists on the international scene. In recent years he gave his début at Aix-en-Provence Festival, at Hamburg State Opera, at Munich State Opera, and at Paris Opéra Comique. Salzburg Festival has been regularly inviting him for concert appearances since 2015; now he will give his first stage performance in Salzburg in 2018 as Narraboth in Richard Strauss’s Salome, staged by Romeo Castellucci, with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

Kent Nagano regularly invites Prégardien to perform with the two orchestras of which he is Music Director: Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg State Opera. Sharing the stage with his father Christoph Prégardien, Julian also sang the title role in a concert performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo with the ensemble Concerto Köln, likewise with Nagano conducting.

Prégardien is one of the most renowned and sought-after Evangelists in the Passions of J. S. Bach; in early 2019, he will make his second CD recording of the St Matthew Passion (with Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki). In November 2018 he will teach a master class on the subject of the St John Passion in collaboration with McGill University, the Montreal Bach Festival, the Université de Montréal, and the Conservatoire de Musique.

In his career, Julian Prgardien lays particular emphasis on Lied recitals along with chamber music projects. In the course of the 2018/2019 season, Prégardien will perform Lied recitals with pianists such as Kristian Bezuidenhout, Martin Helmchen, Eric le Sage, and Lars Vogt.

Prégardien has launched the media platform P.RHÉI, a multimedia editorial project that throws new light on the performance history and practice of Schubert’s Winterreise. The project includes a recording of Hans Zender’s orchestral version of Winterreise, to be released on the Alpha Classics label in 2018.

In November 2017, Julian Prégardien was appointed Professor of Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He is a member of the Schumann Network and a patron of Canto elementar, a programme that actively supports children’s singing activities in Kindergärten.

Steffen Schleiermacher

Steffen Schleiermacher, pianist, composer, festival and concert promoter, born in Halle in 1960. He studied piano (Gerhard Erber), composition (Siegfried Thiele, Friedrich Schenker) and conducting (Günter Blumhagen) at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music in Leipzig from 1980 until 1985.  He was master pupil for composition with Friedrich Goldmann at the Academy of Arts in Berlin during 1986/87 and for piano with Aloys Kontarsky at the Cologne Academy of Music during 1989/90.

Steffen Schleiermacher has concertized as a soloist with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and other orchestras under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Friedrich Goldmann, Ingo Metzmacher, Wladimir Jurowski and Fabio Luisi. Schleiermacher’s recordings amount to more than 80 CDs (e.g. the first recording of the complete piano works by John Cage) with different labels such as Hat Art, Wergo, MDG.

Concert tours have taken him throughout numerous European, South American and Far Eastern countries. Since 1988 he is in charge of the “musica nova” series at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, in 1989 he founded the Ensemble Avantgarde. He led the January Festival at the Museum of the Fine Arts in Leipzig from 1993 until 2000 and the annual festival „KlangRausch“ at the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk from 2000 until 2010.

Recent commissions include the orchestral works „Klangrufe 1-5“ (2012-2014) for Staatstheater Cottbus, „Felsen“ (2016) for the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and „Nach Markus.Passion“ (2015) for the Bachfest Leipzig and Kirchenmusikfestival Oslo.

Schleiermacher’s numerous prizes and fellowship awards include the Gaudeamus

Competition (1985), Eisler Prize (1986), Kranichstein Music Prize (1986), Christoph and Stephan Kaske Foundation Prize, Munich (1991), Fellowship of the German Academy at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1992), Japan Foundation Fellowship (1997), Fellowship of the Cité des Arts in Paris (1999) and  Chevalier des artes et letters (2010).


“Franui” is the name of a mountain pasture in Innervillgraten/Austria, a small East Tyrolean village located 1,402 meters above sea level where most of the Franui musicians grew up. The word is of Rhaeto-Romanic origin and refers to the proximity of Innervillgraten to the Ladin-speaking region in the Dolomite Alps.

The Musicbanda of the same name have been playing together in nearly the same line-up since 1993 and are frequently invited to perform at major festivals and venues (e.g. Wiener Konzerthaus, Burgtheater Wien, Salzburg Festival, Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Bregenzer Festspiele, Ruhrtriennale, Radialsystem V Berlin, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Philharmonie Köln, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Theater Basel, Philharmonie and Grand Théatre Luxembourg, Les Nuits de Fourvière Lyon, Holland Festival).

The song-play “Steine und Herzen” (Ruhrtriennale 2005) marked the beginning of an intense collaboration between Franui and the actor and director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, with Bechtolf regularly performing with the Musicbanda as a reciter. In addition to their concerts Franui have also realized a number of music theater productions over the years, e.g. “Fool of Love,” a compilation of Shakespeare sonnets realized in collaboration with the singer and pianist Karsten Riedel and the puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan (Burgtheater Wien), “Meine Bienen. Eine Schneise” (Salzburg Festival 2012, libretto: Händl Klaus). On the occasion of their twentieth anniversary the ensemble hosted a sensational concert in the original “Franui” mountain pasture, at 2,300 meters above sea level, and some 1,500 visitors embarked on a three-hour hike to reach the location. Since May 2015 Franui are part of the annual festival “Gemischter Satz” hosted by Wiener Konzerthaus, which presents new forms of interaction between music, art, literature and wine.

Franui’s albums are released with the label col legno and have won several prizes (German Record Critics’ Award, Ö1 Pasticcio Award, Toblacher Komponierhäuschen).

Daniel Behle

The tenor Daniel Behle is equally successful in the concert, Lied and opera genres and is making a name for himself as a composer as well. His extensive repertoire ranges from Baroque masterpieces, Classical and Romantic works to compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In 2018/19 he will participate in a concert at Versailles with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Franz Welser-Möst, followed by Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with Aalborg Symfoniorkester under Andreas Spering, Mendelssohn’s “Paulus” with the Warsaw Philharmonic and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Zender’s “Winterreise” with the WDR Sinfonieorchester and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and Jérémie Rhorer. He will sing recitals at the Schubertiade, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Gesellschaft für Kammermusik Basel, Konzerthaus Berlin, Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart and the Heidelberger Frühling.

Daniel Behle appears in concert with renowned orchestras, including the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-orchester Berlin, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Wiener Symphoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Bachakademie Stuttgart. He works with conductors such as Stefan Asbury, Bertrand de Billy, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, James Gaffigan, Thomas Hengelbrock, Pablo Heras- Casado, Marek Janowski, Philippe Jordan, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Jérémie Rhorer, Andreas Spering and Christian Thielemann.

His opera commitments in 2018/19 also demonstrate his versatility: David (“Meistersinger”) at the Bayreuth Festival and at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, Belmonte (“Entführung”) at the Opernhaus Zürich, Max (“Freischütz”) at the Stuttgart Opera, Matteo (“Arabella”) at the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Wiener Staatsoper, and Giacomo (“La donna del lago”) at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

As a composer, his transcriptions for tenor and piano trio have met with great critical acclaim: he has performed “WinterreiseN” (Sony Classical) at the Wigmore Hall London, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. With “Mein Hamburg” (Berlin Classics; new compositions and arrangements of famous tenor arias), Daniel Behle pays musical tribute to his home city. Currently, he is working on a Christmas album and on a Belcanto CD together with the Alliage Quintett.

His steadily growing discography comprises well-known song cycles such as “Die schöne Müllerin”, “Dichterliebe” and “Die schöne Magelone” as well as complete opera recordings such as “Die Zauberflöte” (with René Jacobs, harmonia mundi), Vivaldi’s “Farnace” (with Diego Fasolis, Virgin Classics) and Humperdinck’s “Königskinder” (with Sebastian Weigle, Oehms Classics). Gluck’s “Opera Arias” (Decca) and Schubert’s “Arias” (dhm) have been especially well received.

Thomas Halle

Thomas Halle was born in 1984 in Berlin. During his studies at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” he performed as Hamlet at the Deutsches Theater Berlin under the direction of Andreas Kriegenburg, and at BAT Studiotheater he starred in Sven Regener’s THE LITTLE BROTHER under the direction of Leander Haußmann and appeared in projects with the directors Robert Hartmann and David Czesienski. At the Theater Heidelberg, he also appeared in the film adaptation GEGEN DIE WAND, directed by Mareike Mikat.

From 2011 to 2015 he was part of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In March 2015, he was honored with the Günther Rühle Prize for his outstanding acting performances in ICH BEREUE NICHTS. Since 2015/16, Thomas Halle works as a freelance. Among others, he performed at the Schauspiel Stuttgart in DER STURM under the direction of Armin Petras.

Hartmut Höll

From 1982 to 1992, Höll was the regular performance partner of the legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, acclaimed in recitals at the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals, as well as in Florence, Munich, Berlin, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Höll has recorded some sixty CDs, many of which have won international awards. For over four decades, Hartmut Höll has worked closely with Mitsuko Shirai on the lieder repertory. Their recitals, broadcasts, and CDs are highly acclaimed were worldwide. For nearly two decades, Höll has accompanied Renée Fleming in concerts across Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America.

Currently a professor at the University of Music Karlsruhe, Höll previously taught at Frankfurt and Cologne, where he worked closely with new generations of performers. He was visiting professor in Helsinki (1998/1999) and the Salzburg Mozarteum University (1994 to 2003), has given master classes for lied at the Weimar International Music Seminar, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, as well as in Jerusalem, Cairo, and the United States. For nearly a decade he lectured on lied interpretation at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Since October 2007, he has served as rector for the University of Music Karlsruhe.

In 1990, Höll was honored with the Robert Schumann Prize of the city of Zwickau. He is an honorary member of the Robert Schumann Society Zwickau and the Philharmonic Society of St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1997, together with Mitsuko Shirai he received the ABC International Music Award.

As juror, he was appointed Chairman of the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, invited to New York’s Naumburg Competition, the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, and in 2015 the the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition in Paris. In 2018 Höll will be in the jury of Concours Musical International de Montréal / Chant.
From 1985 to 2007, Hartmut Höll was artistic director of the International Hugo Wolf Academy, Stuttgart

Michael Mofidian

Winner of the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Singers’ Prize and the 2017 Pavarotti Prize, Michael was born and raised in Glasgow, and educated at the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. A student of Mark Wildman, Michael is a 2018-2020 Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

A versatile singer and actor, Michael feels at home in a wide range of repertoire and styles. For the Royal Opera House his roles have and will include Narumov Queen of Spades, Alcade Forza del destino, Angelotti Tosca, Zuniga Carmen, Minotauros Phaedra (Linbury Studio Theatre), Johan Werther, Bass 1 Death in Venice, Dr Grenvil La Traviata, Judge and Chelsias Susanna and Deputy Don Carlo as well as covering the roles of Figaro Le nozze di Figaro and Colline La bohème.

He made his Glyndebourne Festival debut roles as the Doctor in Pelléas et Mélisande and the Imperial Commissioner in Madam Butterfly in the 2018 Festival, where he was a Jerwood Young Artist. Other operatic roles include Leporello Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera, Immigration Officer Flight, The Protector Written on Skin (scenes), Don Alfonso Così fan tutte (scenes) and the title role in Noyes Fludde.

In the 19/20 season he will make his London Symphony Orchestra debut under Alan Gilbert performing Tippett’s A Child of Our Time as well as the St John Passion with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Other concert work has included Verdi Requiem, Jesus, Pilate and arias in both Bach Passions, Haydn Creation, Handel Messiah, Stravinsky Les noces, Beethoven 9th Symphony, Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, and Dvořák Stabat Mater.

Along with his duo partner Keval Shah, Michael was a joint winner of the 2017 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, through which he has given recitals in the Oxford Lieder Festival and at St John’s, Smith Square. His love of Russian song has led to, among other things, a performance of Shostakovich orchestral songs conducted by Sir Mark Elder, and a recital at Kings Place alongside Sholto Kynoch, Joan Rodgers CBE and Guy Johnston. He has also performed in recital at Wigmore Hall, and at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh with Malcolm Martineau and will return to Oxford Lieder and Heidelberger Frühling.

In masterclasses and individual coaching sessions he has worked with Malcolm Martineau, Simon Keenlyside, Brindley Sherratt, Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Ann Murray CBE and Christopher Purves.

Michael is also a composer; his works include pieces for orchestra, instrumental chamber music, art songs and works for vocal ensemble, and his teachers.


Oh If I Had Wings

Frühling for Families: Bombardon

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In cooperation with TES e.V., Kulturkreis Boxberg-Emmertsgrund and Bürgerhaus HeidelBERG Emmertsgrund

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Lied Academy: Final Concert

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Ballsaal Stadthalle Heidelberg
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Venetian Lieder: Nuria Rial, Avi Avital & Venice Baroque Orchestra

Encore« Jörg Tröger talks to Nuria Rial and Avi Avital (Ballsaal, Stadthalle)

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Lieder at City Houses

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CHANGE OF CAST | »There Is Happiness«: Franui & Dagmar Manzel (instead of Sven-Eric Bechtolf)

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Holger Falk & Steffen Schleiermacher

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Brotzeitkonzert: Oansno

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Daniel Behle & Oliver Schnyder

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Opening Matinee Neuland.Lied with Benjamin Appl

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