Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is one of today’s great Lieder interpreters, giving performances at the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, including as artist in residence during the 2014/15 season, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Edinburgh Festival, at De Doelen in Rotterdam and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. He has also appeared in the USA, Canada and Australia.
As artist in residence at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Florian Boesch performed in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s St John Passion, Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Krenek’s Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen.
Florian Boesch’s highlights during the 2016/17 season have included Haydn’s Nelsonmesse at the Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Orchestra of St Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion on tour with Collegium Vocale Gent. He has also given song recitals in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Essen, Wiesbaden and London and performed his and Musicbanda Franui’s programme Alles wieder gut in Amsterdam, Ludwigsburg and Hamburg.
He collaborated regularly with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, including at the Salzburg Festival in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, and he works regularly with Philippe Herreweghe, Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton, Franz Welser-Möst, Robin Ticciati, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev and Ádám Fischer.
His appearances on the operatic stage include scenic productions of Schubert’s Lazarus, Handel’s Messiah, Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the Theater an der Wien. He has also appeared as Zebul in Handel’s Jephtha at the Dutch National Opera and as Méphistophélès in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust at the Berlin State Opera.
Florian Boesch’s recording of Die schöne Müllerin was nominated for a Grammy for best classical vocal solo in 2015.