Julian Prégardien, Tenor

Biography

Julien Prégardien was born in Frankfurt in 1984 and received his earliest music training in the choirs of Limburg Cathedral. After studying in Freiburg and joining the academy of the Aix-en-Provence opera festival, he was a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble from 2009 to 2013. At the same time, he developed an international career as a concert performer. Today, the tenor is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of singers.

As an opera singer, he has appeared at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, at the Hamburg and Bavarian State Operas and at the Opéra Comique in Paris. In 2018 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Narraboth in Richard Strauss’ Salome (director: Romeo Castellucci) with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. In 2019 this was followed by his debut as Tamino in a new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Berlin State Opera under the baton of Alondra de la Parra. During the 2020/2021 season, he returns to the Berlin State Opera for a revival of Die Zauberflöte.

Highlights of the recent past are concert appearances with the Munich Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Bavarian Radio Chorus. Julian Prégardien was “Artiste Étoile” at the Mozartfest Würzburg in 2019, where he performed with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, among others. In early March 2020 he made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, performing Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang under Franz Welser-Möst. During the 2020/2021 season, he is scheduled to perform with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock, with the Dresden Philharmonic under Cornelius Meister, with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra under Kent Nagano, with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig under Gotthold Schwarz, with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, with Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon, with Concentus Musicus under Stephan Gottfried and with Les Talens Lyriques under the baton of Christophe Rousset.

Julian Prégardien’s artistic activities focus particularly on song recitals and chamber music projects. During the 2020/2021 season, he will be the focus of a portrait series at Cologne’s Philharmonie, with various song and chamber music projects as well as orchestral songs with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Alondra de la Parra. Apart from numerous song recitals, Julian Prégardien will perform Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Martin Helmchen and Schumann’s Dichterliebe with Eric le Sage.

Julian Prégardien records exclusively for the label Alpha Classics. He is a professor at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre’s vocal department, a member of the Schumann Network and artistic director of the Brentano Academy in Aschaffenburg.

2020 | 2021

Nordic Artists Management representation is non-exclusive and for special projects.

Calendar
Repertoire

Please note: This repertoire list is for reference only. The choice of repertoire for a particular project remains at the artist'’s discretion.

Oratorio

Arthur Honegger

Le Roi David

Camille Saint-Saëns

Oratorio de Noël

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias
Lobgesang, Op.52
Paulus
Christus

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony no. 96, D Major "Miracle"
The Creation/Gabriel/Adam

Franz Schmidt

Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln

Franz Schubert

Mass in E flat major, D950
Mass in G major D167
Mass in A-flat Major D 678
Intende Voci

Georg Friedrich Händel

The Messiah, HVW 56

Igor Stravinsky

Pulcinella

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
St. John Passion BWV 245
Magnificat BWV 243
Mass in B minor

Ludwig van Beethoven

Missa Solemnis

Robert Schumann

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626
Davidde penitente KV. 469
Discography
An die Geliebte
Songs by Beethoven, Strauss, Weber and Wolf. Piano: Christoph Schnackertz
Johannes Passion
La Chapelle Rhenane
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
With Chor und Orchester der Oper Frankfurt, Sebastian Weigle
Gluck: Ezio
With Il Complesso Barocco
Haydn: Requiem in c-minor
With Kammerchor Saarbrücken
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
With La Chapelle Rhénane
Kraus: Miserere
With La Stagione/Michael Schneider
Wiegenlieder
With Götz Payer
Volkslieder
With Götz Payer
Kinderlieder
With Götz Payer
Press Service

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Representation:
DK, NO, SE, FI, IS
Concerts