Jonas Müller

Jonas Müller was born in Deggendorf in 1999, spent his childhood in nearby Osterhofen and graduated from the musical St. Gotthard-Gymnasium in Niederalteich in 2017. The baritone was a student with Prof. Daniela Sindram in the Pre-College of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in 2017-2019. In October 2019, he began his Bachelor of Music with Prof. Lars Woldt at HMT Munich. Since 2022 he attends the Lied class with Prof. KS Christian Gerhaher.

His soloistic focus is on lied singing, which is supported by his close collaboration with the renowned pianist Gerold Huber. With him he has performed several concerts at the Danish chamber music festival HICSUM. With the guitar duo Tomasi-Musso, which performs worldwide, he developed a new version of Schubert’s Winterreise for this special instrumentation. He further refined his interpretation skills in master classes with KS Brigitte Fassbaender, KS Robert Holl and Ian Bostridge. Jonas Müller is a scholarship holder of the Liedakademie of the Heidelberger Frühling under the direction of Thomas Hampson.

His concert repertoire includes Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, with which he made his debut in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz under the direction of Hansjörg Albrecht, the Christus-Worte in Bach’s St Matthew Passion, which he sang in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, and the Adam in Haydn’s Creation, with which he was heard in Munich’s Isarphilharmonie. There he sang Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Jos van Immerseel and the Klangverwaltung Orchestra.

In May 2021 Müller made his operatic debut as Papageno in a production at HMT Munich. At the Kammeroper München in 2022 he sang Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Figaro. With the Hofkapelle München and under Rüdiger Lotter’s baton, he sang Lubano in “Der Stein der Weisen” in the same year.

He gained concert experience in ensembles as a singer with the “Kammerchor Stuttgart” under the direction of Frieder Bernius. As a member of the Audi – Youth Choir Academy he was able to perform with the conductor Kent Nagano, his “Orchestre symphonique de Montréal” as well as the early music specialist Aapo Häkkinen and the “Helsinki Baroque Orchestra”. During his school years, he sang in the boys’ choir of the Benedictine Abbey of Niederalteich, the “Pueri Cantores Altahensis”.

The young baritone won first prize in the young category of the Louis Spohr Competition in 2018 and the Dan-Canto Prize, an international singing competition based in Copenhagen, in 2019. In 2020 he received the Förderpreis der Konzertgesellschaft München e.V. and the Förderpreis für Kultur, awarded by his hometown Osterhofen. Since 2021 Jonas Müller has been a scholarship holder at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V. and Fritz Wunderlich Gesellschaft e.V.; in the same year he received a grant from the Hans und Eugenia Jütting-Stiftung Stendal. In 2022/23 he is a scholarship holder of the Thomas Gotthold Greinwald Foundation.

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