Biography

Hanno Müller-Brachmann

„Müller-Brachmann is a rising star in Germany, and with good reason; his sonouros, flexible bass-baritone communicated every single word.”

 

"The Guardian" writes about his interpretation of Gustav Mahler’s “Lieder aus des Knaben Wunderhorn” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski.

„Refined, text-related and differentiated and vocally affected by interesting interpretation options”

"Die Presse" comments his song debut in the big hall of the Viennese Concert Hall together with Andreas Schiff.

The bass baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann works together with many of the most inspiring musicians’ personalities of our time as a song, concert and opera singer. Including conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Nicholas Harnoncourt, Herbert Blomstedt, Claudio Abbado, Ivan Fischer, Christian Thielemann, Andris Nelsons, Christoph v. Dohnanyi, Michael Gielen, Zubin Mehta, Sir John Elliott Gardiner, Riccardo Chailly or René Jacobs.

At his song debut in the London Wigmore Hall András Schiff was his partner with whom he establishes a long and deep cooperation. Moreover, he gave song evenings together with Hartmut Höll, Malcolm Martineau, Hendrik Heilmann, Eric Schneider, Philippe Jordan or Daniel Barenboim.

It was Daniel Barenboim who integrated the then 27-year-old student in the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera where he was singing the big Mozart parts for 13 years, but also Orest (Elektra), Amfortas (Parsifal) or Wotan (Rhine gold) under his management.

Under Michael Gielen and Sir Simon Rattle he there vocalized Golaud (Pelleas et Melisande). Furthermore, he could work here with Gustavo Dudamel, Sebastian Weigle, Philippe Jordan and Horst Stein.
Guest contracts followed in San Francisco as well as in the State Operas in Vienna, Munich and Hamburg.

Educated as child in the Knabenkantorei Basel, Hanno Müller-Brachmann was very early sought after as a concert singer: The Rias-Kammerchor under Marcus Creed, La Chapelle Royale under Philippe Herreweghe or The English Baroque Soloists under Sir John Elliot Gardiner were his partners. He gave his debut in the New York Carnegie Hall in 2000 in Elliott Carter's opera "What next" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim.

Today he can look back on musical climaxes with orchestras like the Berlin and Viennese Philharmonic Orchestras, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York and London Philharmonic Orchestras, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Dresden and Berlin Staatskapelle. Award-winning recordings document his business.

The season 2013/14 contains his first cooperation with Lorin Maazel (War Requiem in Munich), Daniel Harding (Matthäus-Passion in Stockholm) and Giovanni Antonini (Johannes-Passion in Vienna and Aix), song evenings with András Schiff (Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall), Malcom Martineau (Wigmore Hall London) and Hartmut Höll (Alicante), as well as his debut with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian broadcasting in Haydn’s "Schöpfung" under Bernard Haitink in Munich and at the Salzburg Festival.

Hanno Müller-Brachmann studied under Ingeborg Most and Rudolf Piernay, attended the song class of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and today lectures as a professor for song at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe.