Tilman Lichdi


Tilman Lichdi has established himself as one of the most important concert and song interpreters, particularly as the Evangelist in Bach’s oratorios and passions. Lichdi has sung concerts in Europe, the USA, Australia, South America, and Asia with conductors such as Ton Koopman, Thomas Hengelbrock, Martin Haselböck, Peter Dijkstra, Frieder Bernius, Christoph Perick, Bernard Labadie, Marcus Bosch, Hervé Niquet, Hartmut Haenchen, Kent Nagano, Christoph Poppen, Claus Peter Flor, Michail Pletnev, Michel Corboz, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Teodor Currentzis, and Herbert Blomstedt.

Among the many recordings with Tilman Lichdi, two recordings of Schubert’s song cycles are particularly noteworthy: “Die schöne Müllerin” and “Die Winterreise,” both in a new Arrangement for voice and guitar. In addition to his international performances, he is currently serving as a substitute professor for vocal studies at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt.

From 2005 to 2013, Tilman Lichdi was a permanent member oft Thema Ensemble at the State Theater in Nuremberg. There, he embodied roles such as David and Steersman in Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger” and “The Flying Dutchman,” Tamino, Ferrando, Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Count Belfiore in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” “Cosi fan tutte,” “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” “Don Giovanni,” “La finta giardiniera,” and Count Almaviva in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” Tilman Lichdi is the recipient of the Richard Strauss Plaque and the Bavarian Art Promotion Prize 2012 in the performing arts.

Tilman Lichdi grew up near Heilbronn and received his first vocal training at the age of 18 from Alois Treml (State Theater Stuttgart). However, he initially studied trumpet for 4 years with Prof. Günther Beetz in Mannheim and then switched to vocal studies with Prof. Charlotte Lehmann in Würzburg in 1999, which he completed with distinction.

Updated on 25 october 2023

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