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Gerhaher, Christian (baritone)
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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 masterclasses given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Inge Borkh.

Christian Gerhaher’s exemplary lied interpretations with Gerold Huber have set standards—their recordings have won numerous prizes, including a Gramophone Award in 2015 in the Solo Vocal category. The pair have appeared regularly on the stages of major international recital venues including the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonie, and also in New York and Cologne. He is a particularly frequent guest in the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, as well as at Wigmore Hall in London, and, in recent years, he has been 'Artist in Residence' at those venues.

Besides his principal activity giving concerts and recitals, Christian Gerhaher is also a highly sought-after performer on the opera stage, and has received several prizes, such as the Laurence Olivier Award, and the Deutsche Theaterpreis (theatre prize) 'Der Faust' in 2013 for his interpretation of Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande). He has regularly performed with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Mariss Jansons, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, and the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt, in the world’s major concert halls. Major orchestras which regularly invite Christian Gerhaher include the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras. He also gives concerts with orchestras outside Europe, including the NHK Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestras.

In 2015 Christian Gerhaher won the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards’ Singer Prize. Christian Gerhaher and his wife live with their three children in Munich.


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