Highly praised for his warm, fluid baritone voice and his profound interpretations,
Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally respected vocalists and a frequent guest
at renowned festivals and concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London,
and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in
Leipzig, and with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Mr. Goerne has collaborated with conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Lorin
Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, and Sir Simon Rattle; as well as with eminent pianists Pierre-Laurent
Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Alfred Brendel.
Mr. Goerne has performed with the world's leading orchestras, including the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and San Francisco
Symphony; as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London
Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and
Orchestre de Paris. Tours and guest appearances have led to performances throughout Europe,
Asia, Australia, and the US.
Since his opera debut at the Salzburg Festival in 1997, Mr. Goerne has appeared on
principal stages throughout the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden;
Teatro Real, Madrid; Opéra national de Paris; Vienna Staatsoper; and the Metropolitan
Opera, New York. His carefully chosen roles range from Papageno and Wolfram to the title
roles in Alban Berg's Wozzeck, Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, and
Aribert Reimann's Lear.
Mr. Goerne's artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have
received prestigious awards. He is currently recording a series of 11 CDs of selected
Schubert songs for harmonia mundi.
From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Goerne taught as an honorary professor of song interpretation
at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Member
of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Highlights in the 2011-2012 season include a tour with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,
appearances at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, and song
recitals with Christoph Eschenbach and Leif Ove Andsnes in Paris, Vienna, and New