Christian Hilz

Christian Hilz





Baritone Christian Hilz is internationally renowned as one of today’s most versatile interpreters of the concert and operatic repertoire. He soon attracted widespread attention through a number of guest appearances in the leading musical centers of Europe and America.

He repeatedly was invited to sing at Vienna’s Musikverein, the Salzburg Pfingstfestspiele, Boston Early Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, the London Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the Prague Spring, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Weimar Kunstfest, the Ludwigsburg Festival, the Ansbacher Bachwochen and the Ruhrtriennale.

He is sought-after in the baroque repertoire as well as in classical and contemporary music and works with conductors such as Andrew Parrott, Martin Haselböck, Nicolas McGegan, Joshua Rifkin, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Froschauer or Juan Pons and orchestras such as Münchner Philharmoniker, Kölner Rundfunkorchester, London Mozart Players, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orquesta Nacional de Espana, New York Bach Ensemble, Ensemble Tafelmusik, Toronto, Wiener Akademie, Norwegian Baroque Orchestra and Stavanger Symphony.

Roles from the Baroque and Classical eras include Mozart´s Papageno, Conte, Figaro, Leporello and Allazim (Zaide), works by Hasse, Conti, Salieri, Paisiello, Gassmann and works by Britten, Berg, Menotti and Penderecki, which allow him to demonstrate the full scope of his interpretative talent.

Lied-recitals and chamber music with a variety of partners like Katia Bouscarrut, Eckart Sellheim, Stephen Stubbs, Jeremy Joseph and Alexander Weimann are an important part of his work.

Recordings feature works by Bach, Handel, Homilius, Meder, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Lortzing, Sterk, Klemmstein and Kleiberg. Recently CDs with Schumann Lieder, Mozart´s Zaide, and Beethoven´s 9. Symphony were released.