The Austrian baritone Florian Boesch is one of the great lied interpreters of our time, with performances at the Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, Schwetzingen Festival and Salzburg Festival. In Glasgow as well as in Australia (Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne) he was able to perform all three major Schubert cycles together with Malcolm Martineau. As artist in residence he has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, and the Theater an der Wien. In the 2021/2022 season, he demonstrated his versatility as artist in residence at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
A welcome guest on the concert podium, Florian Boesch has performed with such renowned orchestras as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, MusicAeterna under such renowned conductors as Ivor Bolton, Teodor Currentzis, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Herreweghe, Vladimir Jurowski, Mariss Jansons, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati and Franz Welser-Möst.
Florian Boesch has enjoyed a lively collaboration with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Their most recent joint projects were Handel’s »Messiah« and »Saul« at the Vienna Musikverein and Purcell’s »The Fairy Queen« at the 2014 styriarte festival. At the Salzburg Festival they performed together in Haydn’s »The Creation« and »The Seasons«.
On the opera stage Florian Boesch is celebrated as a grandiose singing-actor as recently in a new production of Handel’s »Orlando« and Handel’s »Saul« directed by Claus Guth at the Theater an der Wien. In the 2022/2023 season Florian Boesch will celebrate his debut at the Vienna State Opera with a Mahler project entitled »Von der Liebe Tod« (Leading Team: Calixto Bieito & Lorenzo Viotti). Furthermore, he is appearing in a scenic realization of Schubert’s »Die schöne Müllerin« directed by Nikolaus Habjan together with the Musicbanda FRANUI at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
His recordings have been celebrated by the international press and have received numerous awards, including the Edison Klassiek Award 2012.
Florian Boesch received his first singing lessons with Kammersängerin Ruthilde Boesch. During his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna he attended the class Lied and Oratorio with Kammersänger Robert Holl. Florian Boesch has held a professorship for Lied and Oratorio at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since fall 2015.