Tobias Berndt Barytone
A native of Berlin, Tobias Berndt began his musical training with the Holy Cross Boys Choir Dresden. He studied with Hermann Christian Polster at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig and with Rudolf Piernay at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. He has also attended masterclasses and classes by Theo Adam, Wolfram Rieger, Norman Shetler, Irwin Gage, Axel Bauni, Julia Varady and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
He is a recipient of multiple scholarships and a prize winner at the National Song Contest Berlin 2004, the International Art Song Competition by the Hugo-Wolf Academy in Stuttgart 2007, the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg 2008 and the International Contest “Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne” in Graz 2009. His other accolades include the first prizes at the International Johannes-Brahms Contest in Pörtschach 2008, the Cantilena Song Contest in Bayreuth 2009, as well as “Das Lied – International Song Competition” in Berlin (2009).
Among the highlights of his career we are concert performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, The English Concert, L’arpe festante, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Saxony Vocal Ensemble and the MDR Radio Choir. He has sung under renowned conductors such as Peter Schreier, Helmuth Rilling, Howard Arman, Ludwig Güttler, Andreas Spering and the Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit, and has been guest at many prestigious international festivals.