Christian Gerhaher, baritone

During his studies under Paul Kuen and Raimund Grumbach, German baritone Christian Gerhaher attended the Opera School of the Academy of Music in Munich and, together with his regular piano partner Gerold Huber, studied lied interpretation with Friedemann Berger. While completing his medical studies Christian Gerhaher perfected his vocal training in master-classes given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Inge Borkh. In the meantime Christian Gerhaher is himself an enthusiastic teacher and gives selected master-classes. He also holds workshops at the Academy of Music in Munich in his capacity as honorary professor and is a member of the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts. Christian Gerhaher's exemplary lied interpretations with Gerold Huber set standards– their recordings have repeatedly been highly acclaimed. The lied duo appears on the stages of major international recital venues, for instance at the Wigmore Hall in London, in the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Cologne and Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna. Christian Gerhaher is a regular guest at the Schwetzingen Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the London Proms, the Edinburgh and Lucerne Festivals, the Salzburg Festival, as well as the Aspen and Tanglewood Festivals in the USA.

Christian Gerhaher's CDs are issued by Sony Music, with which he has an exclusive partnership. Together with his accompanist Gerold Huber, Schumann cycles, all the Schubert cycles, as well as many other lied  recordings have been issued. Furthermore, Christian Gerhaher can be heard on CDs with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Concentus Musicus Wien in works by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Orff and Mahler, to name but a few. Of primary importance to Christian Gerhaher is the music of Robert Schumann — both Paradies und die Peri and Scenes from Goethe's Faust in particular are available on CD from Sony, RCO live and BR Klassik. In January 2014 he was accorded the prize of honour ”žNachtigall 2014" of the German Record Critics' Award.

Christian Gerhaher and his wife live with their three children in Munich.