THOMAS E. BAUER, baritone
Thomas E. Bauer, who received his earliest musical training with the Regensburg 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 (Riccardo Chailly), Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (Sir Roger Norrington), Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Hilversum (Masaaki Suzuki), NDR Symphony Orchestra (Thomas Hengelbrock), Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid (Walter Weller), New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (Naoto Otomo), Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria (Paul Goodwin), Akademie für Alte Musik (René Jacobs) and the Residentie Orkest/Hague Philharmonic (Jan Willem de Vriend). During the 2013/2014 season he will sing Brahms’s German Requiem with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Frank Martin’s Six Monologues from Jedermann with deFilharmonie/Royal Flemish Philharmonic under Philippe Herreweghe, Carl Orff’s Carmina burana with Anima Eterna and Jos van Immerseel, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Markus Stenz and Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
He appeared at the Salzburg Festival in 2006 in Salvatore Sciarrino’s Quaderno di strada and in 2013 in Walter Braunfels’s Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna (Scenes from the Life of St. Joan) , conducted by Manfred Honeck. 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 will appear as Wotan in excerpts from Wagner’s Ring and as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Dijon Opera.
He gives lieder recitals with the fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel, with appearances in Brühl, Regensburg, Dijon, Vézelay and Ghent during the 2012/13 season. In November 2013 he makes his debut with the Basel Chamber Music Society.
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 and a Gramophone Award (for Handel’s Apollo e Dafne) and an ECHO Award (for Elijah). His recording of Bach solo cantatas will be 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.
2013/2014 Season (Representation: General Management)