Julian Prégardien is one of the outstanding classical vocal artists of our time. His clarity of voice, deep understanding of text and abilities as a story teller make him an especially gifted recitalist. Julian's artistic activities focus particularly on romantic song recitals and chamber music projects. He is giving recitals all over Europe and he recently has created special programs for the Schleswig Holstein Festival (Brahms) and Alte Oper Frankfurt. He has performed Gustav Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Maurice Ravel's Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques and Samuel Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915 at major european venues including the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Danish Radio Concert Hall and the Auditorio di Milano and also at the first edition of Festival Paax GNP, Alondra de la Parras new festival at Riviera Maya, México, together with The Impossible Orchestra.
On the concert stage his season's highlights are invitations by the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig to sing the role of the Evangelist in both Passions by Johann Sebastian Bach, his role debuts as Monteverdis Orfeo at Chateau de Versailles and as Don Ottavio at Mozartwoche Salzburg as well as Mozarts Requiem with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä, the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst and at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in a staging by Romeo Castellucci together with Raphael Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion. Further concert appearances will bring him to Stockholm, Paris, New York, Basel and to Händel Festival Halle.
"Julian Prégardien, internationally sought-after singer on stage and podium, not only sings this cycle. He performs, expresses the mood through his posture, sings in desperation with sagging shoulders, seems to pull himself out of despair with a swollen chest, of course using the timbres of the changed body tension for design. And he is a singer who still articulates even in the quietest pianissimo, who still sings intelligibly. There is no question that the whole recital was incredibly exciting." (mittelbayerische.de)
Singing Schuberts Die schöne Müllerin allways is a very special highlight to me. Recently I had the pleasure to share the stage with Kris Bezuidenhout. We performed amongst others at Reitstadel Neumarkt, a very special concert hall of germany.
Find here a tv documentary about that magic place here including some excerpts of our recital: https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/capriccio/hochkultur-fuer-die-provinz/br-fernsehen/Y3JpZDovL2JyLmRlL3ZpZGVvL2JjNzQ5ZGM5LTU4MGYtNDRlZC1hZTYwLTg1NjAxNTE3YTdhYw