• Born 1971
Often appears with
Florian Boesch is an Austrian baritone. He has specialized in lieder, particularly the song cycles of Schubert, though he can boast a broad repertoire of vocal music from Bach to Mahler. He has also given operatic performances, notably at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Wuppertal Theater, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and the Bolshoi Theatre. Boesch has worked with prominent conductors, such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Roger Norrington, Adam Fischer, and Philippe Herreweghe, and he has performed at major venues, including the Vienna Musikverein, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, and the Edinburgh Festival, among others. He is most noted for his performances of Winterreise, which he has sung in New York, Tokyo, Leeds, Vienna, and Graz, as well as at London's Wigmore Hall. Boesch often performs in recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau, with whom he has recorded Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang for Onyx.