Gerd TürkMore Info
Gerd Türk began his vocal training as a member of the Limburger Domsingknaben, and went on
to study music education, church music, and choral direction at the Frankfurt Conservatory
with Helmuth Rilling and Arleen Auger, and Baroque singing at the Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis with René Jacobs and Richard Levitt. He has since become a sought-after
soloist, touring throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, North and South America, and
Mr. Türk has performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker and at prestigious concert halls,
including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Palais Garnier in Paris, Teatro Colon in Buenos
Aires, the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, under the baton of
such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Jordi Savall, and Frans Brüggen, among
others. Mr. Türk has been a member of various ensembles, among them Cantus Cölln, Germany's
leading vocal group, and the medieval music group Gilles Binchois. Opera engagements
include performances in Montpellier, Innsbruck, Barcelona, Antwerp, and Madrid.
Mr. Türk has recorded more than 100 CDs for the Sony, Erato, BIS, BMG, Virgin, and
Harmonia Mundi France labels, including the complete Bach oratorios, Monteverdi's
Vespers, Mozart's Requiem, and lieder by Carl Orff, which have received numerous
awards (Edison and Gramophone Awards, Grand Prix du Disque, Preis der Deutschen
Schallplattenkritik). Mr. Turk is regularly involved in the complete recordings of Bach's
vocal music with Bach Collegium Japan, which have been highly acclaimed by the
international press and the public.
Gerd Türk currently holds a professorship at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel,
Switzerland, and gives master classes in numerous countries, most notably Japan (Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and Music), Germany, Spain, and South Korea.