Florian Boesch © Andreas Weiss
Florian Boesch © Andreas Weiss
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Florian Boesch

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BIOGRAPHY

Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is hailed 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, at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Theater an der Wien. In the 2021/2022 season, he will demonstrate his versatility as artist in residence at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

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, Daniel Harding, 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.

Highlights of the 2021/2022 season include recitals in Vilabertran, London's Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, in Hamburg, Zeist and at the International May Festival in Wiesbaden. During the summer of 2021 he could be heard with Beethoven’s IX. Symphonie under Yannick Nèzét-Séguin in Baden-Baden, Britten's War Requiem under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla at the Salzburg Festival and with Haydn's Creation under Andrés Orozco-Estrada at the Bregenz Festival. Furthermore, he will perform Haydn’s Seasons under Andrés Orozco-Estrada in Vienna, Dvoraks Requiem with Philippe Herreweghe in Antwerp, Beethoven’s IX. Symphonie with Vladimir Jurowsky in Berlin, Schumann‘s Paradies und die Peri with the Staatskapelle Berlin under Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin and Hamburg, Händels Apollo und Daphne with Concentus Musicus at the Vienna Musikverein, Bachs St. Matthew’s Passion mit Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent, as well as a new programm with Lieder by Schubert and Schumann together with members of the Artemis Quartet in Vienna and Hamburg.  The project "Alles wieder gut" with the Musikbanda FRANUI takes him to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Friedrichshafen, St. Pölnten and Klagenfurt.

On the opera stage Florian Boesch compels as a great singer-actor, most recently in a new production of Handel’s Orlando and Händel’s Saul in productions of Claus Guth 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, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro 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 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. In the fall of 2021 Florian Boesch can be heard in a new production of Cavallieri’s Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo under the baton of Giovanni Antonini, staged by Robert Carsen at the Theater an der Wien.

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. Florian Boesch is holding a professorship for Lied and Oratorio at the University of Music and Drama in Vienna.

2021 | 2022

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DISCOGRAPHY

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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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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Franui – Alles wieder gut

All flowers wither: a song recital with works by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler & Henry Purcell in a transient stage design by Jonas Dahlberg.

An outstanding Lied singer of our time meets a music band from the East Tyrolean mountains that has taken the big concert stages by storm with daring new interpretations of Romantic songs. Behind their backs, meanwhile, a celebrated video artist lets the things of life be imperceptibly eaten away by the ravages of time. Together they create an extraordinary evening of song about the transience of great feelings and their defiant survival in the yearning space of music.

Florian Boesch, bassbaritone
Musikbanda FRANUI
Andreas Schett, trumpet, composition & artistic direction
Jonas Dahlberg, videoinstallation

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Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jan Petryka, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass

Orchester Wiener Akademie
Chorus sine nomine
Martin Haselböck, conductor

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Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jan Petryka, tenor
Florian Boesch, bassbaritone

Chorus sine nomine
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Martin Haselböck, conductor

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Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Jan Petryka, tenor
Florian Boesch, bassbaritone

Chorus sine nomine
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Martin Haselböck, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125

Mandy Fredrich, soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis, mezzosoprano
AJ Glueckert, tenor
Florian Boesch, bassbaritione

Coro e Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Zubin Mehta, conductor

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FLORIAN BOESCH sings Krenek's "Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen"
05May2022
FLORIAN BOESCH sings Krenek's "Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen"

With Krenek's Liedzysklus Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, Florian Boesch can be heard together with Malcolm Martineau as part of his residency at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and at the Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden.

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FLORIAN BOESCH - staged "Winterreise" at the Theater an der Wien
29Jan2022
FLORIAN BOESCH - staged "Winterreise" at the Theater an der Wien

In the broad repertoire of bass-baritone Florian Boesch, the Lied occupies a special place; it is his personal passion. Together with the pianist Malcolm Martineau and the director Ingo Kerkhof, he is staging Schubert's Winterreise at the Theater an der Wien.

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FLORIAN BOESCH - artist in residence at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
18Jan2022
FLORIAN BOESCH - artist in residence at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

The Austrian bass-baritone Florian Boesch – »a force of nature which draws attention on stage like a black hole« (Salzburger Nachrichten) is Artist-in-Residence at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie during the 2021/22 season.

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