Thomas Quasthoff

Voice & moderator

Simon Oslender / piano
Dieter Ilg / double bass
Wolfgang Haffner / drums
``FOR YOU!``

Tsinandali Festival

2021 September 8-19
Third Edition

12

September, 2021

Sunday

18:30
Amphiteatre

Coming soon

Program

Thomas Quasthoff / voice & moderator
Simon Oslender / piano
Dieter Ilg / double bass
Wolfgang Haffner / drums

 “FOR YOU!”

Biographies

Thomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff
Voice & moderator

 

For almost four decades, Thomas Quasthoff has set the standard on international stages, moving the hearts of countless listeners with his artistry. He ended his outstanding career as a singer in 2012. However, he has retained his close ties to singing and music as a teacher at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin and in various master classes. In addition to his teaching commitments he has also discovered several new talents, appearing as a narrator, comedian, moderator and even actor.

One of the most remarkable singers in his field, Quasthoff was a frequent guest of such orchestras as the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonics and many other fine orchestras. He could regularly be enjoyed at all major music venues, working closely with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, Christian Thielemann, and Franz Welser-Möst.

Thomas Quasthoff’s 1995 début at the Oregon Bach Festival laid the foundation for his highly successful career in the USA. Returning numerous times for appearances with the most important orchestras and festivals, he regularly appeared at New York’s Carnegie Hall following his outstanding recital début there in January 1999 (WINTERREISE by Schubert).

Thomas Quasthoff gave his highly acclaimed opera début in 2003 in the role of the Minister/FIDELIO with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Easter Festival. His extraordinary début at the Vienna Staatsoper in the role of Amfortas in Wagner’s PARSIFAL under Donald Runnicles followed in spring 2004. In January 2005, he returned to Vienna in the same role to perform under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.

Thomas Quasthoff has been artist-in-residence at Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, and the Lucerne Festival, as well as in Baden-Baden, Hamburg, London Wigmore Hall, and the Barbican Centre. He released his new soul/blues/jazz program Tell It Like It Is in 2010, bringing him to numerous concert venues throughout Europe.