Thomas E. Bauer

Sweet and relaxed, amazingly wide vocal range,

From orthodox German Lied to opera,

Versatile baritone trusted by famous conductors

Thomas E. Bauer
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone/Germany) Thomas E. Bauer, Baritone

Thomas Bauer has been hailed by critics and audiences as one of the most captivating vocalists. In concert reviews with numerous orchestras, he was praised for his "genuine strength" and "remarkably accurate vocalization, strong, moving and wonderfully resonant baritone sound" (Opernglas).

As a concert vocalist, he has performed as a guest at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, singing Beethoven's song cycle "Far Away Lover", Mendelssohn's "Saint Paul" at the Musik Podium Festival in Stuttgart, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorwerk Ruhr. , Ensemble Pygmalion, and Anima Eterna. Appeared in a concert series as an Artist in Residence at the Palais des Beaux-Arts BOZAR in Brussels. Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink, Wiener Concentus Musicus conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Washington National Symphony Orchestra Performed with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. He has worked with such distinguished conductors as Roger Norrington, Ivan Fisher and John Eliot Gardiner.

Recently, he performed Schubert's Lazarus at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher, Schönberg's Jacob's Ladder at the Berliner Philharmoniker, and the world premiere at the opening ceremony of the Apephilharmonie Hamburg under the baton of Kent Nagano. She sang Jörg Widmann's oratorio "ARCHE".

He has also achieved a great deal of success in singing, frequently collaborating with the fortepiano specialist Jos van Immazel and the pianist and composer Kit Armstrong. He holds a recital series featuring Bach's orchestrations. In opera, he sang Bernd Alois Zimmermann's "Soldiers" (Director: Alvis Hermanis, Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher) at La Scala, Milan, and received high acclaim. He has sung many world premiere opera works and won the Schneider Schott Music Award. There are also many collaborations with Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

The CD has also won numerous awards. Recent award winners include Jörg Widmann's oratorio "ARCHE" and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

As a child, he received a musical education in the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, and then studied vocal music at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts. He is also the founder of the auditorium of the Konzerthaus in Breibach, which opened in 2014 and is an architectural masterpiece with excellent concerts.

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