Christian Immler

The German baritone Christian Immler is currently one of the most sought-after singers in his field. He works with outstanding conductors, ensembles and directors both in concert and opera, and also sings Bach’s cantatas
convincing like Mahler’s orchestral songs. Christian Immler studied in his hometown Munich, in Frankfurt and as a DAAD scholarship holder at the London Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Prof. Rudolf Piernay. He also completed a musicology degree at the University of London. In 2001 he received first prize in the Nadia et Lili Boulanger competition in Paris. In the last ten years, Christian Immler has embarked on an international career that stretches from the Boston Early Music Festival to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra to Europe. Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn are constants in his repertoire. Numerous concerts with conductors such as Harnoncourt, Minkowski, Pichon, Suzuki, Savall, Herreweghe, Fasolis, Bolton, Nagano, Conlon, Harding, Parrott,orboz, Dantone, Antonini, Christie, Christophers, Bernius, Alarcón and Rousset determine his calendar. Invitations to important festivals such as Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Lucerne, Vancouver, BBC Proms, Bergen and Davos followed. As a lieder singer, Christian Immler has been a guest at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Schubertiade in Hohenems, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Frick Collection in New York. He was accompanied on the piano by pianists such as Helmut Deutsch, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christoph Berner, Gerold Huber, Gérard Wyss, Georges Starobinski, Silvia Fraser and Danny Driver. Christian Immler regularly traces the joy of scenic work back to the stage of large opera houses. He is a regular guest at the Opéra Comique Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, the Grand Théâtre Geneva, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the Opera Dijon, the Teatro la Fenice Venice, the Early Music Festival Boston and the New Israeli Opera. More than 50 award-winning recordings (Grammy nomination, Echo Klassik Award, Diapason d’Or, Diapason Découverte, Diamant d’Opéra, France Musiques Enregistrement de l’année) document his work. In the 2019/20 season he makes his role debut as Rocco in Beethoven’s Leonore conducted by René Jacobs/Freiburger Barockorchester and will appear with Laurence Equilbey and the Insula Orchestra in Weber’s Freischütz at the Rouen Opera and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris as well as in Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the opera Massy. A tour of Europe with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan and several concerts in France with Raphael Pichon’s Ensemble Pygmalion follow. Furthermore, Christian Immler will be back with Réne Jacobs and
Akamus in Berlin and give concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
In addition to numerous international master classes (Fondation Royaumont/Musée d’Orsay, International Summer Academy Salzburg, University of Montreal, etc.), Christian Immler teaches singing at the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.