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Tobias Berndt (Baritone)

Born: 1979 - Berlin, Germany

The German baritone, Tobias Berndt, received his first musical training during in his youth as a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor. As a boy soprano, he sang at the Dresden Semper Oper and the Komische Oper Berlin, the first boy in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Since October 2000 he studied singing at the Leipziger Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" with Professor Hermann Christian Polster. Furthermore, he attended master-classes including with Rudolf Piernay, Theo Adam and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Awarded with the "Mauersberger-Stipendium" and the "Artländer Musikpreis", he was already successful at various competitions ranging as "Jugend musiziert" and the Leipzig Bach Competition. In 2004, he won 3rd Prize the field of concert performance at the Federal Singing Competition.

2005 led Tobias Berndt to an opera engagement at the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg. He made guest perfomances at renowned festivals such as Bachfest Leipzig, the Schumann-Tagen-Zwickau and the Prague Spring. Most recently, he was heard in J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach with Helmuth Rilling at the European Music Festival Stuttgart 2005. Concert engagements have taken him to other European countries, the USA and Chile. In May 2006 he was heard in a performance of War Requiem by Benjamin Britten.

Radio and CD recordings demonstrate his artistic work.

Source: Berliner Kantorei Website (December 2006), English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Frieder Bernius


BWV 11

Günter Brick


BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 248

Jürgen Budday


BWV 245 [Jesus]

Jan-Martin Drafehn


Audio: (2011) BWV 37

Philippe Herreweghe


V-9 (2010, Video): BWV 244 [4th recording, Jesus]

Albrecht Koch


BWV 29

Roderich Kreile


BWV 108

Martin Lehmann


BWV 245 [Jesus]

Hans-Christoph Rademann


C-5 (2016): BWV 126, BWV 79, BWV 236
BWV 232 [2nd, 2015]
V-9 (2012):
BWV 248/1-6 [2nd recording]

Helmuth Rilling


Video (2015): BWV 131 [2nd]
Video (2015):
BWV 70 [2nd]. BWV 131 [3rd], BWV 147 [2nd]
Video (2016):
BWV 19 [2nd]
Video (2014):
BWV 244 [7th]

Christoph Spering


BWV 80

Jos van Veldhoven


AOB Video: BWV 106, BWV 131, BWV 196 [2nd]

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Tobias Berndt (Berliner Kantorei) [German]

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