Artists biographies
Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne is one of the most sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras all over the world. Famous conductors and eminent pianists are among his musical partners.

Matthias Goerne has appeared on the principal opera stages, including Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Teatro Real in Madrid; Paris National Opera, and Vienna State Opera. His roles range from Wolfram, Amfortas, Kurwenal, Wotan, Orest, and Jochanaan to the title roles in Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ and Bartók’s ‘Duke Bluebeard’s Castle’.

Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards, including Grammy Award, ECHO Klassik, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and Diapason d’Or. His latest recordings include Wagner’s ‘Rheingold’, songs by Mahler and Schubert as well as Brahms’ ‘Vier ernste Gesänge’.

From 2001 to 2005, Matthias Goerne taught song interpretation at the Academy of Music in Düsseldorf. In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. A native of Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include concerts with leading orchestras in the US and Europe, as well as a series of song recitals with Leif Ove Andsnes and Markus Hinterhäuser. He will continue his world tour of ‘Die Winterreise’ in the celebrated William Kentridge production and will also be touring major European cities with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. In addition, Matthias Goerne makes his debuts as Jochanaan (‘Salome’) at the Vienna State Opera. In summer 2017, he has been re-invited to Salzburg where he will be singing the title role in Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ in addition to a song recital with Daniil Trifonov.

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Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2011

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2010

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2008