Julian Prégardien
Peter Kislinger

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Julian Prégardienwas born in Frankfurt in 1984 and received his first musical education in the choirs of Limburg Cathedral Music. After studies in Freiburg and at the Aix en Provence Opera Festival Academy, he was an ensemble member of the Frankfurt Opera from 2009 to 2013. At the same time, his international concert activities developed. In the meantime, the tenor has become an internationally outstanding representative of the young generation of singers.

As an opera singer, he has made guest appearances at the Festival d’Aix en Provence, at the Hamburg and Bavarian State Operas and at the Opéra Comique in Paris. In 2018 he made his Salzburg Festival debut as Narraboth in Richard Strauss’ Salome (directed by Romeo Castellucci) with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. In 2019 followed his debut as Tamino in a new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Alondra de la Parra. In the 2020/2021 season he returns to the Staatsoper Berlin in a revival of The Magic Flute and will embody Narraboth in a new production of Strauss’ Salome at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, directed by Philipp Stölzl and conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Recent highlights have included concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Bavarian Radio Choir. Julian Prégardien was “Artiste Ètoile” of the Mozartfest Würzburg in 2019, where he performed with the Freiburger Barockorchester and the Bamberger Symphoniker, among others. In early March 2020, he made his Cleveland Orchestra debut with Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang” under Franz Welser-Möst.
In the 2020/2021 season he will, among others, perform with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, with the Dresden Philharmonic under Cornelius Meister, with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg under Kent Nagano, with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Gotthold Schwarz, with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, with the Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon, with the Concentus Musicus under Stephan Gottfried and with Les Talens Lyriques under Christophe Rousset.
A special focus of Julian Prégardien’s artistic activities are recitals and chamber music projects. In the 2020/2021 season, he will appear at the Kölner Philharmonie as a portrait artist with various song and chamber music projects and orchestral songs together with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen conducted by Alondra de la Parra. In addition to numerous recitals, Julian Prégardien will perform Schubert’s “Schwanengesang” with Martin Helmchen and Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” with Eric le Sage.
Julian Prégardien is the exclusive artist of the Alpha Classics label. He is professor of voice at the Munich University of Music and Theatre, a member of the Schumann Network and artistic director of the Brentano Academy Aschaffenburg.

Peter KislingerBorn in Vienna, Austria. English and German language and literature studies at University of Vienna; 1980-82, Lecturer for German language and literature at University College London. In 1993, earned his doctorate with a thesis on Anthony Powell´s 12-novel cycle “A Dance to the Music of Time”; lecturer in the Department of English, Vienna University (1993-2010); since 1993 freelance broadcaster for ORF/ Radio Ö1. Main interests as a journalist include music from the UK and “Nordic” countries. Chairman of “The International Anders Eliasson Society“.