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Matthias Goerne

Born in Weimar, Germany, Matthias Goerne studied in Leipzig, with Elisabeth Sch warzkopf and Dietrich Fischer- Dieskau. He is a regular guest at renowned festivals and concert halls including Carnegie Hall, New York and Wigmore Hall. His musical partners have included eminent pianists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alfred Brendel and Christoph Eschenbach. Matthias Goerne has performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, French National, Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonia, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and the Dresden Staatskapelle.

Highlights of 2010/11 include tours and guest performances throughout Europe, the US and Asia. Matthias Goerne made his opera début at the Salzburg Festival in 1997 as Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) under Christoph von Dohnányi, and has gone on to perform on principal opera stages around the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Metropolitan Opera, New York; Los Angeles Opera; Vienna State Opera; Teatro Real, Madrid; and at the Saito Kinen Festival, Japan.

2010/11 highlights include appearances at the Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera ( Wolfram in Tannhäuser), Paris National Opera (title role in Mathis derMaler) and the Metropolitan Opera, New York (title role in Wozzeck).

His most recent recordings include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under Paavo Järvi, Bach Cantatas with Hilary Hahn, Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony with the Orchestre de Paris, and a 10-CD series of Schubert songs for Harmonia Mundi, including Die schöneMüllerin with Christoph Eschenbach.