Dear friends, dear friends of the song, honored audience,

Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Sir András Schiff are partnering my latest CD and DVD publications. I especially appreciate the latest publication of the Knabenkantorei Basel where I started my career as a singer. Under the conductor Markus Teuschbein the Knabenkantorei has played a formidable “Markus Passion” of J.S. Bach. All of the cited artists I will also meet on stage in the near future which makes me feel excited when I look ahead.

The most intensive cooperation in the upcoming season 15/16 will be with the Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer. Together with the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin we will arrange some evening events with Bach’s solo cantata and the “h-moll Messe”. With the Budapest Festival Orchestra there will be “Le nozze di Figaro” (Figaro) at the Edinburgh International Festival followed by Mozart’s “Zauberflöte” (Papageno) on a tour through Europe and “Requiem” as well as the concert aria “Per questa bella mano” for bass and string bass. For the Baden-Baden Easter Festival of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra I will contribute a recital.

The opportunity to look at the topic singing from so many perspectives makes me feel happy and sensitive for the need of the students at the Hochschule for Music in Karlsruhe. I can’t ever thank Sir Simon Rattle enough for accepting my invitation to come to Karlsruhe and work with our college orchestra. Thomas Hampson and Brigitte Fassbaender did this with our students of song. Next year Christa Ludwig will follow. Pool teaching of our song lecturers will open the horizon of both students and teachers and the planned excursion to the international Bach competition in Leipzig in 2016 shall provide orientation to all of us in the effort to question and improve our subject. The development of the young artists demonstrates that this bears fruit: Many awards at national and international competitions have been given to students from Karlsruhe. Since 2014, also to my class. In environments that are always getting more difficult we try to prepare our students for their future by a global training being panic-proof but not to forget, being as joyful as possible.

For all of us a crisis-proof and joyful future, have fun with the details of this web site, the music and good luck in life!

Yours, Hanno Müller-Brachmann