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Matthias GOERNE SINGER

BIOGRAPHY

Matthias Goerne is one of the most versatile and internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guestat renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras all over the world.

Conductors of the first rank as well as eminent pianists are among his musical partners.

Matthias Goerne has appeared on the world's principal opera stages, including the the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro Real in Madrid; Paris National Opera; and the Vienna State Opera. 

His carefully chosen roles range from Wolfram, Amfortas, Kurwenal, Wotan, Orest, and Jochanaan to the title roles in Béla Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle and Alban Berg's Wozzeck.

Goerne's artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards, including four Grammy nominations, an ICMA award, a Gramophone Award, the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award 2017, the ECHO Klassik and the Diapason d'or arte. After his legendary recordings with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel for Universal Music, he has recently completed the recording of a series of selected Schubert songs on 12 CDs for harmonia mundi (The Goerne/Schubert Edition) with eminent pianists. His latest recordings of Brahms songs with Christoph Eschenbach, of Schubert Songs with the Quatuor Ebène, of Schumann songs with Markus Hinterhäuser and of Mahler songs with the BBC Symphony have received rave reviews. 

In the autumn of 2017, two new recordings are due for release on the harmonia mundi label: Bach cantatas with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and scenes from operas by Richard Wagner with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding.

From 2001 through 2005, Matthias Goerne taught as an honorary professor of song interpretation at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music in Düsseldorf. In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

A native of Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and later with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include concerts with leading orchestras in the U.S. and in Europe such as the Boston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, and the Philharmonia Orchestra London. Goerne continues his world tour of „Winterreise" in the celebrated William Kentridge production and will also be touring major European cities with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. 

In addition, Matthias Goerne makes his debuts as Jochanaan (Salome) at the Vienna State Opera and as Wotan in a concert version of Richard Wagner's Siegfried with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden.

For the summer of 2017, he has been re-invited to prestigious festivals including Salzburg where he sings the title role in Alban Berg's opera „Wozzeck" in a new production by William Kentridge in addition to three song recitals with pianists Markus Hinterhäuser and Daniil Trifonov, respectively. In September, he will be singing the role of Wolfram in Wagner's Tannhäuser with the Bayerische Staatsoper under Kirill Petrenko in Tokyo.

In the 2017/18 season, Mr Goerne is artist of residence at Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and in the city of Madrid where he will be giving a series of seven concerts and recitals. Song recitals with Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniil Trifonov, Christoph Eschenbach and Seong-Jin Cho will lead him to Carnegie Hall, New York, Wigmore Hall, London, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna State Opera, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and the new Boulez Hall in Berlin.

For more information and the full calendar of events please visit the artist's official websites

www.matthiasgoerne.com and www.facebook.com/matthiasgoerne