BERND LAMBAUER Tenor
BERND LAMBAUER, tenor, was born in Graz and completed his studies in Lied under Hartmut Höll at the Mozarteum university in Salzburg. He undertook furthermore vocal tuition with Kammersängerin Lilian Sukis and with Herwig Reiter.
In his activity as a solist, the emphasis lies upon the major oratorio rôles in his Fach. Thus he has sung the Evangelist in J. S. Bach´s St John Passion and St Matthew Passion in, among others, the Nikoalikirche in Leipzig and the Vienna Musikverein; Cantatas in concerts with the Camerata Salzburg under Leonidas Kavakos or with the Tölzer Knabenchor, in Italy under the direction of Gustav Leonhardt und Christophe Coin; G. F. Handel´s Messiah under Niksa Bareza, as well as oratorios by Joseph Haydn with the Vienna Concert-Verein at the Festival de l´Épau in Le Mans, and with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester under Christian Simonis. As a singer of Lied he has recorded a CD of Schubert songs, produced by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, sang B. Brittens Nocturne with the Camerata Academica Salzburg under Christian Muthspiel, orchestral songs by Lili Boulanger under Pascal Rophé, Schubert´s Winterreise with Hans Jürgen Schnoor, and has given recitals with the Ciurlionis Quartet in the Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius. On the opera stage he has performed rôles by Antonio Caldara (in Bamberg), G. F. Handel (under Martin Haselböck), Marin Marais (under Lorenz Duftschmid), W. A. Mozart (with, amongst others, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie) and Joseph Haydn. A further interest lies in contemporary music theatre (world premieres of Der Berg by Ren´ Clemencic at the Carithischer Sommer and of La Dulcinea de Don Quijote by Agustin Castilla-Avila at the Passau Festival and in St Petersburg.
Besides the Vokalensemble NOVA, of which he has been a member since 1995, he has worked with the Clemencic Consort, Ensemble Daedalus, Unicorn und Accentus, as is documented on numerous CD recordings.