2nd Period

Lied and Oratorio

01.08.2019 - 07.08.2019

Christian Immler (+ Oratorium)

Languages: German, English, French, (Italian)

From the Tölzer Knabenchor as a boy solo alto to singing as a soloist at major concert halls, festivals and opera houses, German baritone Christian Immler has spent many years making and recording music of the highest quality all around the world. Having studied with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Christian won the International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris in 2001, launching his baritone career.

Although well known for singing Handel, Haydn, Mozart and, increasingly, Mahler, running down the spine of Christian’s career has been the music of J S Bach. He has performed with conductors such as Harnoncourt, Minkowski, Bolton, Nagano, Harding, Herreweghe, Parrott, Corboz, Suzuki, Dantone, Antonini, Christie, Christophers, Bernius, Alarcón und Pichon. Alongside his concert work, Christian’s operatic career has been flourishing. He appeared at Opéra Comique Paris, at the Grand Théâtre Genève, at the Early Music Festival Boston and at New Israeli Opera. As a recitalist, Christian has been hailed as one of the foremost Lieder singers of his generation, applauded for his particular interest in 20th Century ‘Emigré Composers’. He has appeared in leading recital venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Frick Collection in New York, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Tonhalle Zürich together with pianists Helmut Deutsch, Gérard Wyss and Danny Driver.

His more than 40 recordings have been awarded prizes such as the Diapason d’Or, Diapason Découverte, Diamant d’Opéra, Grammy Nomination 2016 (Steffani’s opera Niobe) and France Musique’s Enregistrement de l’année (Record of the Year). Christian is Professor of Voice at the HEMU in Lausanne/Fribourg.

Photo: © Marco Borggreve


In line with the reorientation of the International Summer Academy focusing on the work of W. A. Mozart, participants of this master class are cordially invited to prepare at least one work by W. A. Mozart.