Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought-after singers and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors and pianists. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans- Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Matthias Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages including the Royal Opera House, the Opéra National de Paris and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. In the 2016/17 season he appears as Jochanaan (Salome) and Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) at the Vienna State Opera, and makes his debut as Wanderer in a concert version of Wagner’s Siegfried with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 2017 he will sing the title role in Berg’s Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.
Further highlights of the current season include concerts with leading orchestras in the USA and Europe including the Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and San Francisco symphony orchestras, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as a series of song recitals with Leif Ove Andsnes, Markus Hinterhäuser and Daniil Trifonov in Dallas, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, London, Salzburg and Seoul.
Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards, including four Grammy nominations, an ICMA award, and only recently the Diapason d’or arte. After his legendary recordings with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel for Universal Music, he has recently completed the recording of a series of selected Schubert songs on 12 CDs for harmonia mundi (The Goerne/ Schubert Edition) with eminent pianists. His latest recordings of Brahms songs with Christoph Eschenbach and of Mahler songs with the BBC Symphony have received rave reviews.
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