Florian Boesch © Andreas Weiss
Florian Boesch © Andreas Weiss

Florian Boesch

Representation: World


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, the Salzburg Festival, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Philharmonie Luxemburg as well as throughout the USA (Carnegie Hall) and Canada. Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, he performed all three Schubert cycles 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).

As a frequent guest on the concert platform Florian Boesch has worked with leading orchestras and conductors such as Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapielle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Bamberger Symphoniker, and Ivor Bolton, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Stefan Gottfried, Philippe Herreweghe, Pablo Heras-Casado, Mariss Jansons, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and Franz Welser-Möst. He worked very closely with Nikolaus Harnoncourt with whom he did Händel’s Messiah and Saul at the Wiener Musikverein and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the 2014 styriarte festival. Further joint projects included Haydn’s The Creation and The Seasons at the 2013 Salzburg Festival, or The Creation in Japan.

In September 2018, Florian Boesch opened the season at London's Wigmore Hall with a Lied recital. Other highlights in 2018/2019 included a tour with Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe, Mahler’s Wunderhorn-Lieder with MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis, Händel’s Messiah with the DSO and Robin Ticciati, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Vienna Symphony Orcchestra and Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Haydn’s Seasons with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Philippe Herreweghe, Haydn’s Creation with Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, as well as Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Concentus Musicus and Stefan Gottfried. Recitals brought Florian Boesch to Madrid, Wiesbaden, to the Konzerthaus in Vienna, as well as to Reykjavik together with pianist Vikingur Ólafsson.

The season 2019/2020 is marked by a variety of high-profile concerts including Britten's War Requiem with the Orchestre de Paris and Daniel Harding, Martin's Monologues from Jedermann with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Juraj Valčuha, Mozart's Requiem with the Orquesta Nacional de España and David Afkham, Berlioz's Damnation de Faust with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu, Haydn's The Creation with the Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe, Brahms' Requiem with the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Bach's St Matthew Passion both with Philippe Herreweghe on tour and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Trevor Pinnock in Amsterdam, Mahler's Lieder des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Iván Fischer, and Fauré's Requiem with the Orchestre de Paris and Pablo Heras-Casado.

In the anniversary year 2020, Florian Boesch will appear in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, with the Orchestre National de France and Emmanuel Krivine, as well as with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Together with the Concentus Musicus and Stefan Gottfried, he can be heard in Beethoven's Mass in C major at the Vienna Musikverein.

Recitals in the 2019/2020 season will bring Florian Boesch to the Frankfurt Opera, the Liszt Festival in Raiding, the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the May Festival in Wiesbaden, and to the Konzerthaus Berlin with Vikingur Ólafsson.

On the opera stage Florian Boesch compels as a great singer-actor, most recently in a new production of Handel’s Orlando at the Theater an der Wien. He has offered further acclaimed portrayals in staged versions of Schubert’s Lazarus and Handel’s Messiah and as Jonathan Peachum in Kurt Weill’s Dreigroschenoper, in Purcell’s Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien and as Méphistophélès in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust at the Berlin State Opera at the Schillertheater under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton. Major productions of his career also include Alban Berg’s Wozzeck in Cologne or Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Salzburg Festival. The 2017/2018 season began with a brilliant success as Wozzeck in the eponymous opera by Alban Berg at the Theater an der Wien, followed by an equally successful staged version of Handel’s Saul at the same theatre. During the 2018/2019 season, Florian Boesch appeared at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden in a musical theatre work with masks entitled Himmelerde together with the company Familie Flöz and the ensemble Franui.

His recordings have been celebrated by the international press and received numerous awards, including an Edison Klassiek Award in 2012. Die schöne Müllerin was nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the category Best Classical Vocal Solo. In early September 2017, Hyperion released a new recording of Schubert’s Winterreise with Roger Vignoles at the piano; in the autumn of 2018 this was followed by a recording of orchestrated Schubert songs with Concentus Musicus Vienna under the baton of Stefan Gottfried. Boesch’s recordings of Schumann and Mahler songs won a BBC Music Magazine Award.

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

2019 | 2020

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FRANUI & Florian Boesch
Alles wieder gut!
"Alles wieder gut" is the ultimate song recital by Florian Boesch, one of today's most sought-after lieder singers, and the cult music banda Franui from East Tyrol, which has existed in an unchanged line-up for almost 30 years.
Songs by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler
Label: col legno | 2020

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Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Anna Lucia Richter, Maximilian Schmitt, Florian Boesch
Il Giardino Armonico, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Label: Alpha | 2020

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Christiane Karg, Sophie Harmsen, Werner Güra, Florian Boesch
Freiburger Barockorchester & Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Label: Harmonia Mundi | 2020

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Franz Schubert: (Un-)Finished Sympony No. 7 D 759 & Lieder orchestratet by Johannes Brahms & Anton Webern
Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Stefan Gottfried
Label: Aparte | 2018

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro KV 492

Florian Boesch, Count Almaviva
Cristina Pasaroiu, Coutess Almaviva
Anna El-Khashem, Susanna
Erwin Schrott, Figaro
Silvia Hauer, Cherubino
Franziska Gottwald, Marcellina
Erik Biegel, Basilio
Osvaldo Navarro-Turres, Don Curzio
Matthias Friedrich, Bartolo Wolf
Wolfgang Vater, Antonio
Stella An, Barbarina

Konrad Junghänel, Conductor
Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Stage Director
Gisbert Jäkel, Stage
Jessica Karge, Costumes
Andreas Frank, Light
Albert Horne, Choir
Daniel C. Schindler, Dramaturg


Florian Boesch, bassbaritone
Justus Zeyen, piano

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) 
selected songs

Ernst Krenek (1990 – 1991)
excerpts from „Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen“

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)

Georg Friedrich Händel: Das Alexanderfest, HWV 75

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Guy Cutting, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass
Jeremy Joseph, Orgel

Orchester Wiener Akademie
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Martin Haselböck, conductor


Krenek, Ernst: Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, op. 62

Florian Boesch, bassbaritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Krenek, Ernst: Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, op. 62

Florian Boesch, bassbaritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano



Representation: World


FLORIAN BOESCH – Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall & Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid
FLORIAN BOESCH – Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall & Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid

During the 2020/21 season, Florian Boesch will be presented as Artist in Residence by London’s Wigmore Hall and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, in three different projects.

FLORIAN BOESCH – New Album "Alles wieder gut!" with Musicbanda Franui
FLORIAN BOESCH – New Album "Alles wieder gut!" with Musicbanda Franui

Alles wieder gut! All is well again – that is the title of the new album by Musicbanda Franui and Florian Boesch, scheduled for release on October 23 and featuring Franui’s very own arrangements of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, excerpts from Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39, and of course songs by Franz Schubert.

BEETHOVEN'S IX. SYMPHONY - new release by Harmonia Mundi
BEETHOVEN'S IX. SYMPHONY - new release by Harmonia Mundi

"Freude!" Under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Zürcher Singakademie and the soloists Christiane Karg, Sophie Harmsen, Werner Güra and Florian Boesch offer us a profoundly renewed vision of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.