Thomas E. Bauer, who received his earliest musical training with the Regensburge Domspatzen (Cathedral Choir), studied at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich.
He has appeared with such ensembles as the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Bernard Haitink), National Symphony in Washington, DC (Iván Fischer), Concentus Musicus (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Zurich Opera Orchestra (Ádám Fischer), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Sir John Eliot Gardiner), Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne (Markus Stenz), Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (Sir Roger Norrington), Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Hilversum (Masaaki Suzuki), Residentie Orkest/Hague Philharmonic (Jan Willem de Vriend), NDR Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Hengelbrock), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Philippe Herreweghe), Akademie für Alte Musik (René Jacobs) and Anima Eterna (Jos van Immerseel).
In summer 2014 he will be heard in two Mozart matinees (with Manfred Honeck and Ádám Fischer) at the Salzburg Festival. During the coming season he sings Haydn’s “The Creation” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Zubin Mehta) and appears in concert with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra (Ádám Fischer), MDR Symphony Orchestra (Philipp Ahmann) and NDR Symphony Orchestra (Michael Gielen).
He has sung numerous world premieres and received the Schneider-Schott Music Award. He collaborates closely with Krzysztof Penderecki.
Thomas E. Bauer appears throughout Europe with the theatre ensemble La Fura dels Baus in a spectacular production of Orff’s “Carmina burana”. In 2013 he was heard in Offenbach’s “Barbe-bleu” at the Styriarte Festival with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He also sang Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at the Basel Opera (director: Calixto Bieito). During the 2013/2014 season he appeared as Wotan in excerpts from Wagner’s “Ring” at the Dijon Opera, where he sings the role of Count Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” in May 2014. In 2014/2015 he makes his operatic debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Stolzius in Zimmermann`s “Die Soldaten” under Ingo Metzmacher.
He regularly gives lieder recitals with the fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel, most recently in Basel, Brühl, Dijon, Ghent, Paris, Regensburg and Vézelay.
Thomas E. Bauer’s CD productions have received numerous awards, including the Orphée d’Or and La Musica Korea (for “Die Winterreise”), the Stanley Sadie Prize & Gramophone Award (for Handel’s “Apollo e Dafne”) as well as an ECHO Award (for “Elijah”). His recording of J. S. Bach’s solo cantatas was released by OehmsClassics in 2013. Klaus Voswinckel’s documentary film “Winterreise – Schubert in Siberia” recounts the story of Bauer’s adventurous recital tour with the Trans-Siberian Railway. The film has been shown several times on television.
Thomas E. Bauer is the founder and director of the Kulturwald Festival in the Bavarian Forest.
2014/2015 Season (Representation: General Management)
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