Christoph Prégardien, tenor

Christoph Prégardien is one of the most distinguished lyric tenors of our time. Especially revered as a Lieder singer, he has recently been heard at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Berlin Philharmonie, La Monnaie de Munt Brussels, Malmö Konserthus, and at the Cité de la Musique Paris, with return visits to several festivals including the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Rheingau Musik Festival, and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.

Christoph Prégardien appears regularly with renowned orchestras the world over, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and Philharmonia orchestras, as well as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Boston, Montreal and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. His wide orchestral repertoire includes the great baroque, classical and romantic oratorios and passions, as well as works from the 17th and 20th centuries.

He has collaborated with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano, Sawallisch and Thielemann. In opera, his roles have included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Fenton (Falstaff), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and the title roles in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.

Christoph Prégardien’s discography numbers over 130 titles, which have been awarded numerous international prizes. His recording of Schubert’s Die schöne Mí¼llerin was honoured with the MIDEM ‘Record of the Year’ Award 2009.

Teaching remains a very important part of Christoph Prégardien’s musical life. From 2000 to 2004 he taught at the Hochschule fí¼r Musik und Theater in Zurich. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Academy of Music in Cologne. As part of Schott Music’s Master Class series, he published an innovative multi-media DVD and book addressing vocal technique and musical interpretation.