Konrad Jarnot

Konrad Jarnot is one of the most sought-after singers of his generation. Since winning the first prize in 2000 at the ARD competition in Munich he has sung in many of the most important concert halls of the world. For example, the Lincoln Center New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Wien, Wigmore Hall London, Cité de la Musique Paris, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Berlin, Cologne, Essen and Munich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Festspielhaus Baden Baden and Salzburg, Tonhalle Zürich and Düsseldorf, KKL Luzern, Auditorio Milano, Megaron Athen, Kioi Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington, and Opera houses: Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Théâtre de la Monnaie Bruxelles, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Opéra de Lille and the Opera Bilbao, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova to name a few.

He has worked regularly with important conductors, among them Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Marek Janowski, Jesus-Lopez-Cobos, Philippe Herreweghe, Lothar Zagrosek, Andrey Boreyko, Marcello Viotti, Jonathan Nott, Pinchas Steinberg, Ulf Schirmer, Gustav Kuhn, Friedrich Haider, Justus Frantz, Stefan Anton Reck, Will Humburg, Ralf Weikert, Jonathan Darlington, Emmanuel Villaume, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Thomas Hengelbrock, Bruno Weil, Frieder Bernius, Helmut Rilling, Peter Schreier, Enoch zu Guttenberg and with great accompanists such as Helmut Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, Hartmut Höll, Irwin Gage, Ralf Gothoni, Alexander Schmalcz and Eric Schneider. He has sung with the orchestras of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Beethovenorchester Bonn, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestre Symphonique de Monte-Carlo, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and with famous actors Bruno Ganz, Senta Berger, Julia Stemberger and with well-known choirs such as Rias Kammerchor, Collegium Vocale Gent, Accentus, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Windsbacher Knabenchor and the Münchener Bachchor.

His festival appearances have included the Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Rheingau Musikfestival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Beethovenfest Bonn, Bachfest Leipzig, Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Mahler Festival Toblach, La folle journée Nantes, Festwochen der Alten Musik Innsbruck, Styriarte Graz, Schubertiade Barcelona.

In the past few years, Konrad Jarnot has become one of the leading international Lied-interpreters. He has sung in London, Berlin, München, Dresden, Stuttgart, Bonn, Bayreuth, Zürich, Luzern, Montreux, Prag, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Madrid, Valencia, Milano, Palermo, Perugia, Bolzano, Merano, Lissabon, Paris, Lille, Bruxelles, Antwerpen, Athen, Luxor, Capetown, Helsinki, Savonlinna, Kopenhagen, Washington, Seattle, Boston, Tokyo and other cities. Very many of his live performances have been broadcast in Radio. He has appeared on television and has recorded CDs for Harmonia Mundi, OehmsClassics, Orfeo, Capriccio and Hänssler some of which have won prizes; for example the Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and Diapason d´or.

Konrad Jarnot has become Professor at Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf and has taught masterclasses in Europe and Japan. He has been jury member of international singing competitions, among others the ARD Competition in Munich.

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