Artists biographies
Thomas E. Bauer

Thomas E. Bauer received his earliest musical training as a member of the Regensburg Domspatzen (Cathedral Choir) and went on to study voice at the University of Music in Munich. As a concert vocalist he appeared with Concentus Musicus Vienna, Leipzig Gewandhaus, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Boston Symphony and National Symphony in Washington.

In the 2016/17 season he will perform the world première of a work by Jörg Widmann with Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Handel’s operas ‘Tamerlano’ and ‘Alcina’ with Les Talens Lyriques, Schumann’s ‘Faustszenen’ with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ with Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Bach’s ‘St John Passion’ with Collegium 1704. He is also invited by Dresden Staatskapelle to perform the world première of a work by Sofia Gubaidulina.

Thomas E. Bauer also enjoys considerable success in the Lied genre: he performs frequently with fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel. He also collaborates with Kit Armstrong, with whom he performs Armstrong’s Bach transcriptions.

On the opera stage, Thomas E. Bauer’s recent performances in Zimmermann’s ‘Die Soldaten’ and in Strauss’ ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ at La Scala in Milano were warmly received. He has sung several world premières of operas, and was awarded the prestigious Schneider-Schott Music Prize. He also collaborates closely with the renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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 Handel Recording Prize (for Handel’s ‘Apollo e Dafne’), and the German Echo Klassik Prize (for Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’). Broadcasted several times on TV, Klaus Voswinckel’s film ‘Winterreise. Schubert in Siberia’ relates Bauer’s recital tour with the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Thomas E. Bauer is founder and artistic director of Kulturwald Festival in the Bavarian Forest.

Thomas Bauer © Marco Borggreve Thomas Bauer © Marco Borggreve

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2016