Ludwig Mittelhammer, Baritone

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Ludwig Mittelhammer, Biography

German baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer received an early musical training as a boy soprano at the renowned Tölzer Boys Choir. From 2009-2015, he studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich with Frieder Lang and Michelle Breedt. In addition, he participated in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Brigitte Fassbaender and Edith Wiens. 

Having been awarded first prize at the International Hugo Wolf Song Competition in Stuttgart in October 2014, Mr Mittelhammer became a member of Frankfurt Opera in the 2015/16 season and at Nürnberg Opera from 2016-2018. His operatic roles include Nardo (La Finta Giardiniera), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Danilo (Die lustige Witwe), Schaunard (La Bohème), Papageno (Magic Flute) and Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus).

Concert engagements in recent seasons include performances with Bamberger Symphoniker, Munich Radio Orchestra, a tour with Concerto Köln (St. Matthew Passion), Mahler songs with the Orchestre de Paris under Jaap van Zweden, and Schumann’s ‘Paradies und die Peri’ with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include his debut as Harlekin in ‚Ariadne auf Naxos‘ with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Orquesta Nacional de España under David Afkham, concerts with Zurich Sing-Akademie, as well as a European tour with Collegium Vocale Gent and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Devoted to the Art of Lieder, Mr Mittelhammer made his recital debuts at London Wigmore Hall and Cologne Philharmonie in 2017. In the current season, he will be giving a number of song recitals together with his pianist Jonathan Ware at Essen Philharmonie, Munich Bayerischer Rundfunk, Kissinger Sommer Festival and at the Auditori in Barcelona, among others.

His first solo album with songs by Schubert, Medtner and Wolf is due for release with Berlin Classics in June 2019.

Concert Highlights 2018/19:

2 Oct 2018
MÜNCHEN, Bayerischer Rundfunk – Studio 2
Ludwig Mittelhammer, recital
w/ Jonathan Ware

22 Nov 2018
BERLIN, Philharmonie
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Rias Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Lukasz Borowicz, conductor
https://www.rias-kammerchor.de

25 Nov 2018
ESSEN, Philharmonie
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Rias Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Lukasz Borowicz, conductor
https://www.theater-essen.de

7 Dec 2018
ZÜRICH, St. Jakob
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Florian Helgath, conductor
http://www.sing-akademie.ch

13 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019
CLEVELAND, Severance Hall
Ludwig Mittelhammer as Harlekin in Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
w/ Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com

25 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
MADRID, Auditorio Nacional de Música
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Orquesta Nacional de Espana
David Afkham, conductor
http://ocne.mcu.es/programacion

28 Mar 2019
BARCELONA, L’Auditori
Ludwig Mittelhammer, recital
w/ Jonathan Ware
https://www.auditori.cat

30 Mar 2019
WIESBADEN, Lutherkirche
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Bachchor Wiesbaden

12 Apr 2019
ANTWERPEN, deSingel
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Benjamin Bayl, conductor
https://desingel.be/nl

13 Apr 2019
GENT, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Benjamin Bayl, conductor
https://www.bijloke.be

15 Apr 2019
HAMBURG, Laeiszhalle
w/ Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Benjamin Bayl, conductor
https://www.elbphilharmonie.de

17 Apr 2019
ZÜRICH, St. Jakob
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Florian Helgath, conductor
http://www.sing-akademie.ch

19 Mai 2019
AUGSBURG, St. Georg
Deutsches Mozartfest
Ludwig Mittelhammer, concert
w/ Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
Alessandro de Marchi, Ltg.
https://www.mozartstadt.de

2 Jun 2019
ESSEN, Philharmonie
Ludwig Mittelhammer, recital
w/ Jonathan Ware
https://www.theater-essen.de

1 Jul 2019
BAD KISSINGEN
Ludwig Mittelhammer, recital
w/ Eric Schneider

12 July 2019
CLEVELAND, Severance Hall
Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Ludwig Mittelhammer
w/ Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com

Bildschirmfoto 2018-11-16 um 15.17.18

CONTACT
Michael Kocyan, T. +49 (0)30 3100 4940
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