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Born in 1967 in Weimar, the baritone Matthias Goerne completed his vocal training with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. His artistic work focuses on lieder singing and has led him to partnerships with such pianists as Alfred Brendel, Christoph Eschenbach, Markus Hinterhäuser, and Daniil Trifonov. Goerne is also successful in music theater and has appeared in works by Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Berg, and Hindemith at the Vienna, Bavarian, and Saxon Staatsoper companies; the Royal Opera House in London; the Metropolitan Opera in New York; La Scala in Milan; and the Opéra national de Paris. He regularly performs at the Salzburg Festival. In the 2018-19 season, Goerne was artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic. His discography, which includes a twelve-part Schubert edition, has garnered a Grammy Award, the Diapason d’or, the ICMA Award, and the German Record Critics’ Award.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 1 September 1999 singing Schubert’s Winterreise, with Alfred Brendel at the keyboard.