Julian Prégardien, Tenor

Biography

Julien Prégardien was born in Frankfurt 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. At the Mozartwoche 2023 he will be heard for the first time as Don Ottavio in two semi-staged performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni conducted by András Schiff, and at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli he will be seen in the staged version of Romeo Castellucci's Mozart Requiem conducted by Raphaël Pichon.

Julian Prégardien was "Artiste Ètoile" of the Mozartfest Würzburg in 2019, where he performed with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, among others. Recent highlights include a tour with Concentus Musicus under Stefan Gottfried, his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, and his Carnegie Hall debut with Orchestra St. Luke's under Bernard Labadie. In the 2021/2022 season Julian Prégardien was heard with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestera under Klaus Mäkelä, with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the Tonhalle Orchester and Alondra de la Parra, as well as with the Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon.

Highlights of the 2022/2023 season include Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major conducted by Franz Welser-Möst at the Salzburg Festival, Beethoven's IX. Symphony with the SWR Symphony Orchestra under Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Schubert's Mass in E-flat Major with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under András Schiff, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, Mozart's Requiem with the Concertgebouw Orkest under Klaus Mäkelä, Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst, Bach's St John Passion with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the Thomaskantor Andreas Reize, and a tour of Handel arias together with La Cetra under Andrea Marcon.

A special focus of Julian Prégardien's artistic activities are song recitals and chamber music projects. For example, he curates a Brahms evening as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and gives recitals at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Ittingen, Gent, Lille, Bari and La Chaux-de-Fonds.

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.

2022 | 2023

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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
Bach: Matthäus- Passion BWV 244
Julien Prégardien, StéphaneDegout, Sabine Devieilhe, Lucile Richardot, Christian Immler, Reinoud Van Mechelen Pygmalion Conductor : Raphaël Pichon Label: harmoniamundi | 2022
Schubert/Mendelssohn: Schwanengesang | String Quintet
Julian Prégardien Piano: Martin Helmche Violin: Christian Tetzlaff & Florian Donderer Viola: Rachel Roberts Cello: Tanja Tetzlaff, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker Label: Alpha Classics | 2021
Die schönsten Lieder
Die schönsten Lieder Vol. 1 & 2 10 Jahre Liederprojekt - Jubiläumsausgabe Jonas Kaufmann, Christoph Pregardien, Dorothee Mields, Christian Gerhaher, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky, Annette Dasch, Andreas Scholl, Dorothee Mields, Julian Pregardien, Michael Nagy, Sabine Devieilhe, Ruth Sandhoff, Ulrike Hofbauer, Dietrich Henschel, Franz-Josef Selig, Mauro Peter, Anna Lucia Richter, Sandra Hartmann, Hildegunn Hovde, Christine Busch, Peter Schindler, Die Singphoniker, Calmus Ensemble, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Dresdner Kammerchor, Wir Kinder vom Kleistpark, Vocalensemble Rastatt etc Label: Carus | 2019
Love? Homage to Clara Schumann
Julian Pregardien Piano: Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen Damen des Chores des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Yuval Weinberg (preparation and direction) Label: SONY | 2019
Richard Strauss: Salome
Asmik Grigorian, Julian Pregardien, John Daszak, Anna Maria Chiuri, Gabor Bretz Wiener Philharmoniker Dirigent: Franz Welser-Möst Eine Produktion der Salzburger Festspiele; Regie: Romeo Castellucci Label: Unitel Edition | 2018 This DVD was awarded the ICMA in January 2020
Schumann: Dichterliebe
Julian Prégardien, Sandrine Piau Piano: Eric Le Sage Label: Alpha Classics | 2018
Zender/Schubert: Die Winterreise
Julian Prégardien Conductor: Robert Reimer Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Label: Alpha Classics | 2018
Orpheus - Lieder, Arien & Madrigale
Songs, Arias & Madrigales of the 17th Century by Johnson, Draghi, Green, Byrd, Voigtländer, Peri, Kindermann, Rasi, Monteverdi, Rossi, Campion, Purcell, Belli, Trabaci, Francisque, Steffens Artists: Julian Pregardien, Teatro del Mondo, Andreas Küppers Label: CPO | 2018
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Psalmen
Johanna Winkel, Julian Pregardien, Hanne Weber, Krešimir Stražanac Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester Conductor: Howard Arman Label: BR Klassik | 2017
Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Simona Bruninghaus, Andreas Burkhart, Andreas Hirtreiter, Christina Landshamer, Julian Pregardien Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln Conductor: Peter Dijkstra Label: BR Klassik | 2016
Julian Prégardien - An die Geliebte
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Resignation | Weber: Die vier Temperamente beim Verluste der Geliebten Strauss: Mädchenblumen | Wolf: Mörike-Lieder Julian Prégardien Piano: Christoph Schnackertz Label: Myrios Classics | 2015
Schubertiade
Lieder, instrumental pieces and narration inspired by Franz Schubert Julian Prégardien, tenor & recitation | Marc Hantaï, transverse flute Philippe Pierlot, baryton | Xavier Diaz-Latorre, guitar Label: Myrios | 2015
Jean Philippe Rameau: Zais
Julian Prégardien, Aimery Lefèvre, Benoît Arnould, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Hasnaa Bennani, Zachazy Wilder Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Les Talens Lyriques Dirigent: Christophe Rousset Label: Aparte | 2015
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Robin Johannsen, Mari Eriksmoen, Maximilian Schmitt, Julian Pregardien RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Conductor: Rene Jacobs Label: Harmonia Mundi | 2015
Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Karina Gauvin, Gerhild Romberger, Julian Pregardien, Maximilian Schmitt, Michael Nagy, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Regensburger Domspatzen, Concerto Köln Conductor: Peter Dijkstra Label: BR Klassik | 2014
Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248
Julian Pregardien, Melissa Petit, Katja Pieweck, Wilhelm Schwinghammer Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi Label: CMajor | 2014
Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater
Cecilia Bartoli, Nuria Rial, Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, Franco Fagioli, Julian Pregardien, Daniel Behle, Salvo Vitale Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti Conductor: Diego Fasolis Label: Decca | 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach: In Tempore Nativitatis
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 63, 110, 151 Maria Keohane, Carlos Mena, Julian Pregardien, Stephan MacLeod Ricercar Consort Conductor: Philippe Pierlot Label: Mirare | 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach: Kantate BWV 147
Andrea Lauren, Lydia Teuscher, Olivia Vermeulen, Julian Pregardien, Sebastian Noack Münchener Bach-Chor, Münchener Bach-Orchester Conductor: Hansjörg Albrecht Label: Oehms | 2013
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ezio (Prager Fassung 1750)
Max-Emanuel Cencic, Topi Lehtipuu, Sonia Prina, Ann Hallenberg, Julian Pregardien, Mayuko Karasawa Il Complesso Barocco Conductor: Alan Curtis Label: Virgin | 2011
Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannespassion
Julian Pregardien, Benoit Arnould, Dominik Wörner La Chapelle Rhenane Conductor: Benoit Haller Label: ZigZag | 2010
Georg Philipp Telemann: Der aus der Löwengrube errettete Daniel
Annemei Blessing-Leyhausen, Annegret Kleindopf, Kai Wessel, Julian Pregardien, Stephan Schreckenberger La Stagione Frankfurt Conductor: Michael Schneider Label: CPO 2009
Dieterich Buxtehude: Kantate "Membra Jesu nostri" BuxWV 75
Tanya Aspelmeier, Stephanie Revidat, Salome Haller, Rolf Ehlers, Julian Pregardien, Benoit Arnould La Chapelle Rhenane Conductor: Benoit Haller Label: Christophorus | 2008
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
With Chor und Orchester der Oper Frankfurt, Sebastian Weigle
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
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