Thomas E. Bauer
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Thomas E. Bauer

Thomas E. Bauer received four awards in 2011 (the Orphée d'Or for “Die Winterreise”, the Stanley Sadie Handel Prize and Gramophone for Handel's “Apollo e Dafne” and Echo for “Elijah”).

He appears with such ensembles as the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Bernard Haitink), National Symphony in Washington, DC (Iván Fischer), Concentus Musicus (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Hilversum (Masaaki Suzuki), Orchester der Oper Zürich (Adam Fischer), NDR Sinfonieorchester (Thomas Hengelbrock), Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid (Walter Weller), Gürzenich-Orchester Köln (Markus Stenz), Warsaw Philharmonic (Krzysztof Penderecki) and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Riccardo Chailly).

Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Sir Roger Norrington), Anima Eterna (Jos van Immerseel), Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich (Paul Goodwin), Residentie Orkest (Jan Willem de Vrient) and Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam (Philippe Herreweghe).

He is appearing throughout Europe with the theatre ensemble La Fura dels Baus in a spectacular production of Orff's “Carmina burana”. He appeared for the first time at the Mozart Week in Salzburg under René Jacobs in 2011; the project will go on tour in 2012. In 2013 he will be heard in Jacques Offenbach`s "Barbe-Bleu" with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, in Britten`s „War Requiem“ at the Theater Basel (director: Calixto Bieito) and as Wotan in excerpts from Wagner's “Ring” at the Dijon Opera.

He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2006 in Salvatore Sciarrino's “Quaderno di strada”. In addition, he has sung in numerous world premieres and received the Schneider-Schott Music Award for his outstanding achievements in contemporary music.

He appears in recital with the fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel - 2012/13 in Brühl, Regensburg, Dijon, Vézelay, Gent and Basel. He gave recitals with Roger Vignoles for the first time in 2011. This year the Styriarte Graz invited him for a Schumann recital.

Klaus Voswinckel's documentary film Winterreise - Schubert in Siberia recounts the story of Thomas E. Bauer's adventurous concert tour with the Trans-Siberian Railway; the film was shown several times on television.