Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings ensure Christoph Prégardien’s place among the world’s foremost lyric tenors. He performs regularly with orchestras from around the world, including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Staatskapelle Dresden, and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. His extensive orchestral repertoire includes the great baroque, classical and romantic oratorios, as well as seventeenth-century (Monteverdi, Purcell, Schütz) and twentieth-century works (Britten, Killmayer, Rihm, Stravinsky). Teaching is an important part of the tenor's musical life; since 2004 he has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and, in addition, regularly gives masterclasses to young singers from all over the world.
Internationally recognised as one of the world’s most distinguished piano accompanists and musicians of today. He partners with the finest singers and is regarded as a leading authority on the song repertoire. Inspired by Gerald Moore to pursue a career as a piano accompanist, he studied Music at Magdalene College in Cambridge and later joined the Royal Opera House as a repetiteur, completing his training with renowned teacher Paul Hamburger. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities and teaches masterclasses in major cities in Europe and North America. His latest engagements include recitals with Kate Royal, Thomas Oliemans, Elizabeth Vatios, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, John Mark Ainsley, and Dorothea Roschmann.
Ammiel Bushakevitz, piano
Roger Vignoles, piano
Daniel Gerzenberg, piano