Christoph Prégardien

tenor

contact

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General Management

Christoph Prégardien CR Hans Morren

Dates

14.03. 19:30
Wigmore Hall

Franz Schubert,  9 Songs on poems by Ernst Schulze
Franz Schubert,  Lieder (Rückert, Schlegel u.a.)

Julius Drake, piano
Christoph Prégardien, tenor

19.03. 16:00

Georg Philipp Telemann,  Cantata "Was gibst du denn, o meine Seele?"
Georg Philipp Telemann,  Cantata "Jesus liegt in den letzten Zügen"
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Cantata "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Vox Orchester
Lorenzo Ghirlanda

26.03. 20:30

Georg Philipp Telemann,  Cantata "Was gibst du denn, o meine Seele?"
Georg Philipp Telemann,  Cantata "Jesus liegt in den letzten Zügen"
Johann Sebastian Bach,  Cantata "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Vox Orchester
Lorenzo Ghirlanda

09.04. 14:00
Philharmonie Haarlem

Johann Sebastian Bach,  St. Matthew's Passion BWV 244

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam, choir
Boudewijn Jansen, conductor
Nederlands Kamerorkest

12.04. 00:00
Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Budapest

Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannespassion

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Zsolt Hamar, conductor
Abraham Consort, chamber orchestra
New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, choir

14.04. 19:30
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Johann Sebastian Bach,  St. Matthew's Passion BWV 244

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam, choir
Boudewijn Jansen, conductor
Nederlands Kamerorkest

biography

”His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight.” The New York Times

Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings ensures Christoph Prégardien’s place among the world’s foremost lyric tenors. Especially revered as a Lieder singer, he can be heard this season at the Wigmore Hall London, Casa da Música Porto, Aula Magna in Rome, Philharmonic Hall Warszawa, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, the new Musikforum Ruhr in  Bochum and the Kölner Philharmonie. He will also perform at renowned festivals such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Hohenems, Oxford Lieder Festival, Wimbledon International Festival and the Dresden Music Festival. 

Following the success of his conducting debut with J. S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion with the ensemble Le Concert Lorrain (LCL) and the Nederlands Kamerkoor in 2012 and 2013, Christoph Prégardien again led LCL and the Balthasar-Neumann Choir in 2015 with the St. Matthew’s Passion in Paris, Luxembourg, Lucerne, Metz, Antwerp and Oslo a. o.. In 2016 the LCL will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio under Christoph Prégardien’s baton in Metz and Santander.

Christoph Prégardien appears regularly with renowned orchestras the world over, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France, and the Boston and San Francisco Symphonies.  His wide orchestral repertoire includes the great baroque, classical and romantic oratorios and passions, as well as works from the 17th (Monteverdi, Purcell, Schütz) and 20th (Britten, Killmayer, Rihm, Stravinsky) centuries. He has collaborated with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano and Thielemann. In opera his roles have included Tamino (The Magic Flute), Almaviva (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Fenton (Verdi’s Falstaff), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and the title roles in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Idomeneo as well as Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.

Much of Christoph Prégardien’s repertoire has been recorded on the BMG, EMI, DG, Philips, Sony, Erato and Teldec labels. His discography numbers over 130 titles, many of which have been awarded international prizes and his celebrated recordings of German romantic Lieder have won the Orphée d’Or of the Académie du Disque Lyrique, as well as the Prix Georg Solti, German Record Critics’ Prize, Edison Award, Cannes Classical Award and the Diapason d’Or. Christoph Prégardien forged a long-term collaboration with the Dutch label Challenge Classics; they first released Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (Michael Gees) and Schwanengesang (Andreas Staier) in 2008. Müllerin was highly praised as “Best of the Year” in Gramophone and was honoured at MIDEM 2009 (“Record and Vocal Recital of the Year”). Further recordings include Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch (Julia Kleiter, Hilko Dumno), Between Life and Death (Michael Gees), Wanderer (ensembleKONTRASTE) and the Grammy-nominated new release of Winterreise with Michael Gees. In 2014 the album Father and Son with his son Julian Prégardien (Michael Gees) received great acclaim and the Schubert CD Poetisches Tagebuch (Julius Drake) has been available since 2015 on Challenge Classics.

Teaching remains a very important part of Christoph Prégardien’s musical life. From 2000 to 2004 he taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich. Since 2004 he has been a professor at the Academy of Music in Cologne. As part of Schott’s “Master Class” series, he published an innovative multi-media DVD/book addressing vocal technique and musical interpretation.               

2016/17 season

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Reviews

Review

Much of what Prégardien did was a revelation, with such immaculate diction and attention to each musical detail that the audience hung on every word. The four songs of Mahler's Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, so often presented as expressions of youthful self-pity, became a genuinely dramatic scenario, the tragedy searingly convincing. (…) This was Lieder singing of the very highest class.
The Guardian, Andrew Clements, 2/11/2015

(...) Prégardien’s acute, concentrated response to every detail of every song was a wonder in itself.
The Guardian, 2/03/2015

Prégardien‘s wide tenor range and Sloane‘s perfectly judged pacing makes this one of themost telling recent recordings of the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, too. (…) Prégardien is compelling without ever being suffocated by emotional weight.
BBC Music Magazine, Hilary Finch, March 2014


The performance’s astonishing surprise was Christoph Pregardien in the title role. World-famous as one of today’s celebrated tenors, he performed Elijah with a dark-timbred, sonorous, superbly expressive baritone, just as the role demands – or even more so. He did not act his part, but actually was Elijah.
Jerusalem Post, Ury Eppstein, 21/10/2013

Prégardien, a tenor specialising in Lieder, comes to Schubert’s song-cycle with the benefit of long experience. Diction and word-colouring are a delight: we get a detailed, precisely-inflected portrait of the poet’s descent into despair, thoughtfully supported by Gees and recorded in immaculate sound.
Financial Times, August 2013

Prégardien never allows the novelty of a new incarnation to distract him: his singing here is full of imaginative insights.
BBC Music Magazine, Hilary Finch, January 2012

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Discography

Lieder - Poetisches Tagebuch

Lieder - Poetisches Tagebuch

Christoph Prégardien / Julius Drake
Challenge Classics 2015, 8327510

Father and Son

Father and Son

Christoph & Julian Prégardien, Michael Gees
Challenge Classics, 2014, CC72645

Winterreise · Franz Schubert

Winterreise · Franz Schubert

Christoph Prégardien & Michael Gees
Challenge Classics, 2013, CC72596

Mahler · Rihm · Orchestral Songs

Mahler · Rihm · Orchestral Songs

Christoph Prégardien, Bochumer Symphoniker, Steven Sloane
cpo, 2011, cpo777675-2

Hugo Wolf · Italian Songbook

Hugo Wolf · Italian Songbook

Christoph Prégardien, Julia Kleiter, Hilko Dumno
Challenge Classics, 2010, CC72378

Songs and Arias · Between Life and Death

Songs and Arias · Between Life and Death

Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees
Challenge Classics, 2009, CC72324

Die schöne Müllerin · Franz Schubert

Die schöne Müllerin · Franz Schubert

Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees
Challenge Classics, 2008, CC72292

Schwanengesang · Franz Schubert

Schwanengesang · Franz Schubert

Christoph Prégardien, Andreas Staier
Challenge Classics, 2008, CC72302

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