Julian Prégardien © Peter Rigaud
Julian Prégardien © Peter Rigaud
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Julian Prégardien

Representation: World

BIOGRAPHY

Julian Prégardien was born in Frankfurt and received his earliest musical training as a chorister in the Limburg Cathedral choirs. Following his studies in Freiburg and his time with the Académie du Festival Aix-en-Provence, he became a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble from 2009 to 2013, alongside which he began to develop an international career as a concert performer. Today Julian Prégardien is recognised as a leading international representative of the next generation of classical vocal artists. His clear voice, together with his deep understanding of the text and story-telling make him a sought-after Lied interpreter. Recitals and chamber music projects are also at the heart of Julien Prégardien’s artistic engagements: as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival he curated an evening of Brahms’ music and has given recitals at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Philharmonie in Cologne, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Pierre-Boulez Saal in Berlin and London’s Wigmore Hall. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the creation of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin in autumn 2023, he performed the masterpiece across 10 different venues in Vienna in autumn 2023. Julian Prégardien is the founder and artistic director of "Liedstadt", a festival touring the German-speaking world which debuts in Hamburg in October 2024. The festival will present artists in a variety of formats around the concept of "Lied".

As an opera soloist, he has appeared at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Hamburg and Bavarian State Operas and the Opéra Comique in Paris. In 2018 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival as Narraboth in Richard Strauss’ Salome (directed by Romeo Castellucci) with the Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst. In 2019 came 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 received critical acclaim for his debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni conducted by András Schiff, while at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples he performed in a stage version of Romeo Castellucci's Mozart Requiem under Raphaël Pichon. In May 2024, he will sing Tamino in a staged production of Mozart's Magic Flute in Cleveland, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and directed by Nikolaus Habjan.

Julian Prégardien was named "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 have included 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 of St. Luke's under Bernard Labadie. In addition, Julian Prégardien has performed with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Klaus Mäkelä, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the Tonhalle Orchester and Alondra de la Parra, with the Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon and with La Cetra under Andrea Marcon. A notable highlight was the performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst and Bach's St John Passion with the Gewandhaus Orchestra under the Thomaskantor Andreas Reize.

In the summer of 2023, Julian Prégardien could be heard in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Rafael Payare at the Festival de Lanaudière, as well as in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence. At the Salzburg Festival he performed in Purcell's Indian Queen conducted by Teodor Currentzis, followed by Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin at Schloss Ettersbberg, Schloss Rheinsberg, at the Chopin Festival in Warsaw and at the Nordliedfestival in Hamburg.

The 2023-2024 season features Bach's Mass in B minor in a choreographed version with the John Neumeier Ballet, tour projects with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Kris Bezuidenhout, the B’Rock Orchestra, and Collegium Vocale Ghent, where Julian Prégardien can be heard as the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe. An additional highlight includes concert performances with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti. The tenor will return once again to the Salzburg Festival for Don Giovanni and Bach’s St Matthew Passion, both under the baton of Teodor Currentzis, and in recital with Die schöne Müllerin and András Schiff.

Julian Prégardien has released Schubert's Winterreise, his Schwanengesang and Schumann's Dichterliebe with Alpha Classics. Since autumn 2023, he has been an exclusive artist with Harmonia Mundi, under which his recording of Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin will be released in 2024. Off stage, he is a professor at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre’s vocal department, a member of the Schumann Network and the artistic director of the Brentano Academy in Aschaffenburg.


2023 | 2024

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DISCOGRAPHY

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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

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Schumann: Dichterliebe
Julian Prégardien, Sandrine Piau
Piano: Eric Le Sage
Label: Alpha Classics | 2018

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Bach: Matthäus- Passion BWV 244
Julien Prégardien, StéphaneDegout, Sabine Devieilhe,
Lucile Richardot, Christian Immler, Reinoud Van Mechelen
Pygmalion
Conductor : Raphaël Pichon
Label: harmoniamundi | 2022

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Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera KV 196
Sandrine Piau, Julian Pregardien, Olivia Vermeulen, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Susanne Bernhard, Lydia Teuscher, Michael Kupfer-Radecky
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Label: Chandos Records | 2023
 

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Julian Prégardien, tenor (Tamino)
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone (Papageno)
Christina Landshamer, soprano (Pamina)
Kathryn Lewek, soprano (Queen of the Night)
Tareq Nazmi, bass (Sarastro)
Alexandria Shiner, soprano (First Lady)
Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano (Second Lady)
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano (Third Lady)
Rodell Rosel, tenor (Monostatos)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (Speaker of the Temple)
Owen McCausland, tenor (First Armored Man and Second Priest)
Kidon Choi, baritone (Second Armored Man and First Priest)
Ashley Emerson, soprano (Papagena)
Manuela Linshalm, puppeteer
Angelo Konzett, puppeteer
Bruno Belil Espinos, puppeteer

Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Nikolaus Habjan, Stage Director
Heike Vollmer, Set Designer
Denise Heschl, Costume Designer
Paul Grilj, Light Design
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, KV 620

Julian Prégardien, tenor (Tamino)
Ludwig Mittelhammer, baritone (Papageno)
Christina Landshamer, soprano (Pamina)
Kathryn Lewek, soprano (Queen of the Night)
Tareq Nazmi, bass (Sarastro)
Alexandria Shiner, soprano (First Lady)
Jennifer Feinstein, mezzo-soprano (Second Lady)
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano (Third Lady)
Rodell Rosel, tenor (Monostatos)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (Speaker of the Temple)
Owen McCausland, tenor (First Armored Man and Second Priest)
Kidon Choi, baritone (Second Armored Man and First Priest)
Ashley Emerson, soprano (Papagena)
Manuela Linshalm, puppeteer
Angelo Konzett, puppeteer
Bruno Belil Espinos, puppeteer

Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Nikolaus Habjan, Stage Director
Heike Vollmer, Set Designer
Denise Heschl, Costume Designer
Paul Grilj, Light Design
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Joseph Haydn: Te Deum C-Dur Hob. XXIIIc:2
Franz Schubert: Messe Nr. 2 in G-Dur D 167
Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, op.16

Siobhan Stagg, Soprano
Julian Prégardien, Tenor
Vito Priante, Bassbaritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Riccardo Muti, Conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Joseph Haydn: Te Deum C-Dur Hob. XXIIIc:2
Franz Schubert: Messe Nr. 2 in G-Dur D 167
Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, op.16

Siobhan Stagg, Soprano
Julian Prégardien, Tenor
Vito Priante, Bassbaritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Riccardo Muti, Conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Joseph Haydn: Te Deum C-Dur Hob. XXIIIc:2
Franz Schubert: Messe Nr. 2 in G-Dur D 167
Richard Strauss: Aus Italien, op.16

Siobhan Stagg, Soprano
Julian Prégardien, Tenor
Vito Priante, Bassbaritone
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Riccardo Muti, Conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN in his US Opera debut with NIKOLAUS HABJAN’s production of The Magic Flute
16May2024
JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN in his US Opera debut with NIKOLAUS HABJAN’s production of The Magic Flute

This May marks the long-awaited US-debut production of Nikolaus Habjan's take on Mozart's The Magic Flute. Together with Habjan's talented team of puppeteers and technicians, tenor Julian Prégardien takes to the stage of Severance Hall for his US Opera-debut, supported by The Cleveland Orchestra and their conductor, Franz Welser-Möst.

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JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN takes the Evangelist on tour over Easter
23Mar2024
JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN takes the Evangelist on tour over Easter

Julian Prégardien sings the Evangelist in Bach's St Matthew Passion together with the Collegium Vocale Gent under Philippe Herreweghe.

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JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN | seven recitals this February across Europe
02Feb2024
JULIAN PRÉGARDIEN | seven recitals this February across Europe

Julian Prégardien takes to the recital stage this February, giving a total of seven recitals and four different programmes, across seven different cities, three different countries, in collaboration with three different pianists.

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