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Ralf Grobe (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Germany

The German bass-baritone, Ralf Grobe, started his musical studies as a pianist at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. In 1993 he changed to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg where he studied voice with Professor Sabine Kirchner and Professor Gernot Kahl. In numerous opera-productions and recitals he acquired a wide range of repertoire. He spent a year from 1997 to 1998 at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he was admitted two times to the "National Deans List" for his outstanding achievements. He has participated in master-classes with Sherrill Milnes in the USA, Kurt Widmer in Basel, and James Wagner in Lübeck. In 2000 he received his diploma in Hamburg with distinction.

Ralf Grobe is now working as a much-demanded free-lance concert and oratorio singer. These engagements led him to the Göttinger Händel Festspiele, the Stytiarte Graz and the Wiener Musikverein (where he performed as a soloist with the Wiener Akademie and the Tölzer Knabenchor) as well as to Israel and Mexico. Some of his operatic roles include Pimpinone by Georg Philipp Telemann at the Fränkischer Sommer festival and Pollux in Castor and Pollux by Rameau at the Junges Forum Musiktheater Hamburg.

Ralf Grobe is a member of the soloistic vocal ensemble Himlische Cantorey, which acquired an outstanding reputation in a short time with numerous concerts and broadcasting- and CD-productions.

Source: Naxos Website (2004); Israel Camerata (September 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2004); Tali Karshai (September 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Jörg Breiding

Bass

BWV 106, BWV 131 [member of Himlische Cantorey]

Wolfgang Helbich

Bass

BWV 15, BWV 141, BWV 142, BWV Anh 21, BWV Anh 25, BWV Anh 26

Hermann Kreutz

Bass

BWV 61, BWV 248/1-3

Gerhard Ropeter

Bass

F.N. Brauns: Markus-Passion with insertion of 7 arias from G.F. Händel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48

Links to other Sites

Ralf Grobe (Naxos)

Kantorei St. Mauritius Hardegsen: Vokalsolisten [German]

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