Florian Boesch


Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is counted as one of today’s foremost Lieder interpreters with appearances at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Cologne, Edinburgh and Schwetzingen Festival, Philharmonie Luxemburg as well as throughout the USA (Carnegie Hall) and Canada. Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, he performed the complete Schubert cycle in Glasgow; in summer 2015 they will go on a tour in Australia (Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne).

Florian Boesch is a Wigmore Hall artist in residence in the 2014/15 season.

Upcoming concerts include Arnold Schönberg’s DIE GLÜCKLICHE HAND with Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin, Franz Schmidt’s DAS BUCH MIT SIEBEN SIEGELN with Manfred Honeck at the Musikverein, Beethoven’s MISSA SOLEMNIS with the Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi as well as DIE SCHÖPFUNG in Budapest (with Adam Fischer) and DIE JAHRESZEITEN with the London Symphony Orchestra in London and with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, MATTHÄUS Passion on tour in Asia with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig  and Berg’s WOZZECK at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.  

As a frequent guest on the concert platform Mr Boesch has worked with leading orchestras and conductors such as Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Bamberger Symphoniker, and Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton Franz Welser-Möst, Robin Ticciati, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Adam Fischer and Paul McCreesh. He worked very closely with Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom he lately did MESSIAH and SAUL at the Wiener Musikverein and Purcell’s THE FAIRY QUEEN at the 2014 styriarte festival. Further joint projects include Haydn’s DIE SCHÖPFUNG and DIE JAHRESZEITEN at the 2013 Salzburg Festival, or DIE SCHÖPFUNG in Japan.

Operatic engagements have taken him to the Salzburg Festival (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Theater an der Wien (world première of a staged version of MESSIAH, RADAMISTO, LAZARUS), Staatsoper Hamburg, Handel Festspiele Halle, Bregenzer Festspiele, Tokyo, Los Angeles and the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE). In 2011 he successfully debuted as Wozzeck at the Opera Cologne. In January 2016 he will appear as Jonathan Peachum in Kurt Weill’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA at the Theater an der Wien.

His recording of Lieder and ballads by Carl Loewe, with Roger Vignoles on Hyperion, recently received the prestigious Edison Klassiek Award. Florian Boesch’s latest CDs, Schubert’s DER WANDERER (hyperion, R. Vignoles) and the complete Schubert cycle with WINTERRREISE, DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN and SCHWANENGESANG (Onyx, M. Martineau) have been highly acclaimed. DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN was nominated for the Grammy 2015 in the category Best Classical Vocal solo.

Florian Boesch received his initial vocal trainings from KS Ruthilde Boesch and later studied Lied and oratorio with KS Robert Holl in Vienna.

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