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Florian Boesch – Biografie

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Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is counted as one of today’s foremost Lieder interpreters with appearances at Wigmore Hall, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie Cologne, Edinburgh and Schwetzingen Festival, Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Philharmonie Luxemburg as well as throughout the USA (Carnegie Hall) and Canada. Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, he performed the complete Schubert cycle in Glasgow and in Australia (Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne). Florian Boesch was an artist in residence at the Wigmore Hall (2014/2015 season) and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna (2016/2017 season)


After a recital at the Salzburg Festival Florian Boesch will sing the renowned opening concert of the 2018/19 season at the Wigmore Hall London. He will also give recitals at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Konzerthaus Vienna. 

After a great success at the Salzburg Festival, where Florian Boesch sang Krenek's REISEBUCH AUS DEN ÖSTERREICHISCHEN ALPEN, he will sing the Opening concert of the season 2018/19 at the Wigmore Hall London followed by recitals at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Konzerthaus Vienna.


Further highlights of the 2018/2019 season will be concerts with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe (Mozart’s REQUIEM), the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Robin Ticciati (Handel’s MESSIAH), with the Wiener Symphoniker (Beethoven’s SYMPHONIE NO. 9, with Concentus Musicus and Stefan Gottfried (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s ELIAS) and with Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini (Haynd’s CREATION). The project “Alles wieder gut” with the Musicbanda Franui which had its premiere in April 2017 will continue its tour and be presented at the Philharmonie de Paris and at the Konzerthaus Vienna.


As a frequent guest on the concert platform Mr Boesch has worked with leading orchestras and conductors such as Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Bamberger Symphoniker, and Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Herreweghe, Matthew Halls, Paul McCreesh, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and Franz Welser-Möst. He worked very closely with Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom he did MESSIAH and SAUL at the Wiener Musikverein and Purcell’s THE FAIRY QUEEN at the 2014 styriarte festival. Further joint projects included Haydn’s DIE SCHÖPFUNG and DIE JAHRESZEITEN at the 2013 Salzburg Festival, or DIE SCHÖPFUNG in Japan.


Florian Boesch recently appeared more frequently on the opera stage; this season he was heard in the title role of Berg’s WOZZECK and in the title role of Handel’s SAUL, both at the Theater an der Wien. Further successes in the past were Zebul in Handel’s JEPHTA at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Schubert’s LAZARUS, Handel’s MESSIAH, Weill’s DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER and Purcell’s FAIRY QUEEN at the Theater an der Wien as well as the Méphistohélès in Berlioz’ LA DAMNATION DE FAUST at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater in Berlin or COSI FAN TUTTE at the Salzburg Festival. This current season Florian Boesch will be back at the Theater an der Wien in a new production of Handel’s ORLANDO.

His recordings of Lieder and ballads have been highly acclaimed by the international press and he received amongst others the prestigious Edison Klassiek Award. DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN was nominated for the Grammy 2015 in the category Best Classical Vocal solo. On September 1st a new recording of Schubert’s WINTERREISE with Roger Vignoles will be released by hyperion.


Florian Boesch received his initial vocal trainings from KS Ruthilde Boesch and later studied Lied and oratorio with KS Robert Holl in Vienna.




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media selection:


KRENEK: Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen

piano: Roger Vignoles | HYPERION 2016



piano: Malcolm Martineau | ONYX 2016



piano: Malcolm Martineau | ONYX 2014


Franz Schubert: DER WANDERER

piano: Roger Vignoles | hyperion 2014



piano: Malcolm Martineau | ONYX 2013


Antonin Dvorak: STABAT MATER

Ph. Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent | PHI 2013


Franz Schubert: WINTERREISE

piano: Malcolm Martineau | ONYX 2011



piano: Roger Vignoles | hyperion 2011


Georg Friedrich Handel: MESSIAH (DVD) 

J.-Ch. Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus, Theater an der Wien | Naxos 2010


Robert Schumann: HEINE LIEDER

piano: Malcolm Martineau | ONYX 2009