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Visiting Artist

Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Hanno Müller-Brachmann has sung with the London, Radio France, Vienna, and Berlin philharmonics; the Berlin Staatskapelle; the Dresden Staatskapelle; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; the Orchestra National de France; the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra; the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim and has sung at festivals in Granada, Flanders, Dresden, Salzburg, Lucerne, and Vienna.

From 1998 until 2011, Müller-Brachmann was a member of the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera, where he sang the Mozart roles of Leporello, Figaro, Guglielmo, and Papageno under Barenboim. Additional roles there include Amfortas in Parsifal, Wotan in Das Rheingold, Caspar in Der Freischütz, Orestes in Elektra, Tomsky in The Queen of Spades, and Golaud in Pelleas and Melisande. He also has appeared at the Bavarian, Hamburg, and Vienna State operas and the San Francisco Opera.

Müller-Brachmann has given recitals in Berlin, Graz, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Tokyo, Hamburg, Paris, and Lausanne; at London’s Wigmore Hall; and at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Berlin Festwochen, and the Ittingen and Edinburgh festivals. His recital partners include Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Daniel Barenboim, András Schiff, and Hartmut Höll.

His many recordings include Schubert and Schumann recital discs, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly, and the Gramophone Award–winning recording of The Magic Flute conducted by Claudio Abbado.

This season’s engagements include Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer in Budapest, Berlin, and at the Mostly Mozart Festival New York; Mozart’s Requiem with the Camerata Salzburg under Louis Langrée; the Saint Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of St Luke’s under Iván Fischer at Carnegie Hall; and Britten’s War Requiem in Birmingham, Hanover, Dresden, and Paris with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons.

Hanno Müller-Brachmann studied with Rudolf Piernay and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He currently is a professor at the Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe.

Hanno Müller-Brachmann first appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on subscription concerts at Orchestra Hall in February 2000, in Carter’s What Next? with Daniel Barenboim conducting. He most recently appeared on subscription concerts in October 2011, in Haydn’s The Creation with Bernard Haitink conducting.

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