Prégardien Christoph, tenor
German tenor Christoph Prégardien is one of the most distinguished lyric tenors of our time.He is highly renowned for his intelligent and sensitive interpretations in the ‘Lied’ genre, closely cooperating with his preferred pianists Michael Gees and Andreas Staier for many years. Christoph Prégardien is regularly performing in Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Barcelona and Geneva as well as in Italy, Japan and North-America. In addition, he is frequently performing with major orchestras such as Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and with the Symphony Orchestras of Montréal, Boston, St. Louis and San Francisco. In the opera world, Christoph Prégardien has sung the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Fenton in Falstaff (Verdi), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Mozart) and other roles. A significant part of his repertoire has been recorded by major labels such as BMG, EMI, DG, Philips, Sony, Erato and Teldec. By now, his discography includes more than 130 productions, which were awarded numerous international prizes. His highly acclaimed recordings of the German Romantic Lied won the Orphée d’Or of the Académie du Disque Lyrique, - Prix Georg Solti, the German Record Critics’ Prize, the Edison Award, the Cannes Classical Award and the Diapason d’Or, to name but a few. An important aspect in Christoph Prégardien’s musical activity is the intense and multi-faceted approach to his educational work. From 2000 to 2004, he taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zurich. Since 2004, he has been a Professor at the Academy of Music Cologne. In an innovative combination of DVD and book published in the series of “Schott Master Class”, he discusses issues of singing techniques and interpretation, by using multi-media techniques.