Thomas E. Bauer, who received his earliest musical training with the Regensburger Domspatzen (Cathedral Choir), studied at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich.
As a concert vocalist he is very much in international demand, having appeared with the Boston Symphony (Bernard Haitink), Concentus Musicus (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Filarmonica della Scala (Zubin Mehta), Leipzig Gewandhaus (Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly and Sir John Eliot Gardiner), Amsterdam Concertgebouw (Philippe Herreweghe), the National Symphony in Washington, DC (Ivan Fischer), NDR Symphony (Thomas Hengelbrock and Markus Stenz), Zurich Opera Orchestra (Adam Fischer), the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic (Masaaki Suzuki), the Hague Philharmonic (Jan Willem de Vriend) and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (Sir Roger Norrington).
During the 2015-16 season he will sing Schubert’s “Lazarus” at Salzburg Festival, Beethoven’s “9th Symphony” with the Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic in Graz, Brahms’ “German Requiem” in Oslo with the Oslo Philharmonic, Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Schoenberg’s “Jakobsleiter” with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester at the Berlin Philharmonic, artsong recitals featuring Bach transcriptions with pianist Kit Armstrong at Berlin Konzerthaus and in recital evenings for BR-Klassik Radio (Munich), a tour of recitals in Sweden with fortepianist Jos van Immerseel, and a series of vocal recitals featuring Schubert and Schumann in Japan, China and South Korea.
Thomas E. Bauer has premièred a great number of new compositions; he collaborates closely with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and was awarded the prestigious Schneider-Schott Music Prize.
On the opera stage, Bauer’ recent performance of the role of Stolzius under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher in Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s “Die Soldaten” at La Scala in Milan was warmly received.
Thomas E. Bauer’s CD productions have received numerous awards, including the “Orphée d`Or” and “La Musica Korea” (for “Winterreise”), the “Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize” and “Gramophone Recording of the Month” (for Handel’s “Apollo e Dafne”), and the “German Echo Prize” (for Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”). OehmsClassics has released his recording of solo cantatas by J. S. Bach. Broadcast several times, Klaus Voswinckel’s tele film “Winterreise – Schubert in Siberia” relates Bauer’s adventurous recital tour with the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Thomas E. Bauer is the founder and director of the Kulturwald Festival in the Bavarian Forest.
2015/2016 Season (Representation: General Management, Management: Daniela Spering, Administration: Stephanie Watin)
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