Thomas Quasthoff © Gregor Hohenberg
Thomas Quasthoff © Gregor Hohenberg
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Thomas Quasthoff

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BIOGRAPHY

For almost four decades, Thomas Quasthoff has set the benchmark internationally as a singer, reaching and moving countless people with his artistry. In January 2012, he rounded off his unrivalled career as a classical singer, yet has remained closely associated with singing and the arts as a teacher, as a reciter and narrator at concerts, giving readings, and now increasingly as a jazz singer in collaboration with Wolfgang Haffner (drums), Dieter Ilg (double bass) and Simon Oslender (keyboards).

Throughout his extensive career, Thomas Quasthoff has performed with the world's leading orchestras and called the lieder and concert stage his home, having sung at the most prominent halls and festivals. His close collaborations with conductors include names such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Helmuth, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

Thomas Quasthoff has been "Artist in Residence" at the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, the Lucerne Festival, Baden-Baden, Hamburg, London's Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre.

He has proven time and again just how much he enjoys taking on new challenges. In recent years, he has performed various jazz programmes at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Prinzregententheater in Munich, in Dresden, at the festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier, Leverkusen, Heidelberg, the Jazzfest in Bonn and the Rheingau Festival.

In 2024, Thomas Quasthoff celebrates his 50th anniversary on stage. To mark the occasion, he will perform with various jazz ensembles at the Dortmund Konzerthaus, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Bonn Jazz Festival, Wigmore Hall, the Rheingau Festival, the Verbier Festival, Schloss Elmau, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Frankfurt and the Cologne Philharmonie. Alongside the Amatis Trio, he will perform as a reciter in the programme entitled "Humanity in War", taking him to Blaibach, Basel, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, in Utrecht and at the Musikfest in Dresden. As a narrator, he will appear in Schönberg's Gurre-Lieder with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle and with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the direction of Alan Gilbert.

The artist has received numerous national and international honours to date, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Three of his recordings have been awarded Grammys and six have received the Echo Prize. From 1996-2004, Thomas Quasthoff held a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold. Since then he has taught at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, while also giving regular masterclasses, including at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival and the Hochschule in Detmold, as well as at the Verbier Festival and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. His passionate commitment to young singers also motivated the artist to found the international competition "Das Lied" in 2009.

2023 | 2024

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Thomas Quasthoff: Nice ‘n’ Easy
Vocals: Thomas Quasthoff | Piano: Frank Chastenier | Bass: Dieter Ilg | Drums: Wolfgang Haffner
NDR Bigband
Arrangement: Jörg Achim Keller
Label: Sony Music | 2018

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Thomas Quasthoff: Tell it like it is
Vocals: Thomas Quasthoff | Klavier: Frank Chastenier | Gitarre: Bruno Müller | Bass: Dieter Ilg | Drums: Wolfgang Haffner
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2010

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Thomas Quasthoff: The Jazz Album – Watch what happens
Arrangement: Alan Broadbent, Nan Schwartz
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2007

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Thomas Quasthoff: Mein Weihnachten
Vocals: Thomas Quasthoff | Piano: Frank Chastenier | guitar: Bruno Müller | Bass: Dieter Ilg | Drums: Wolfgang Haffner
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 2014

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Thomas Quasthoff, recitation
Lea Hausmann, violin
Samuel Shepherd, cello
Mengjie Han, piano

History often reduces wars to a collection of statistics. It is easy to forget that behind every number, every flag, every battle, there is a person who is someone's child, parent, spouse, or lover. During World War I, pen and paper was often all that many had to keep in touch with their far-flung loved ones.

Based on these field letters, of which an incredible 30 billion were sent on the German side alone, Quasthoff and the Amatis Trio trace the humanity in wartime and the personal struggle of the people behind the statistics.

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Thomas Quasthoff Quartett
Thomas Quasthoff, vocals
Simon Oslender, keys
Dieter Ilg, double bass
Wolfgang Haffner, drums

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Thomas Quasthoff Quarttet

Thomas Quasthoff, Vocals
Simon Oslender, Keyboard
Dieter Ilg, Double-Bass
Wolfgang Haffner, Drums

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Arnold Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder

Stuart Skelton, Tenor (Waldemar)
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Tove)
Jamie Barton, Mezzosoprano (Waldtaube)
Josef Wagner, Bassbaritone (Bauer)
Peter Hoare, Tenor (Klaus-Narr)
Thomas Quasthoff, Narrator

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
MDR Chor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Arnold Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder

Stuart Skelton, Tenor (Waldemar)
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Tove)
Jamie Barton, Mezzosoprano (Waldtaube)
Josef Wagner, Bassbaritone (Bauer)
Peter Hoare, Tenor (Klaus-Narr)
Thomas Quasthoff, Narrator

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
MDR Chor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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