In the 18/19 season Austrian baritone Georg Klimbacher makes his debut at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg in a concert together with András Schiff. He can be heard in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Dennis Russell Davis at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and in a Schubert recital together with Graham Johnson at Vienna’s Ehrbar Saal. With L’enfant et les Sortilèges he makes his debut in a production of the Theater an der Wien. Further concerts lead him to Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria, including Schubert’s Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Mozart’s Requiem and Arvo Pärt’s Johannespassion. For a complete edition of Beethoven compositions he recently recorded Scottish and German songs, which will be released by Naxos Germany in 2020.
His career has already led him to Vienna’s Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, to the International Song Festival Zeist (NL), to the Auditorium Maurice-Ravel in Lyon, the Omaggio a Palladio Festival in Vicenza, to the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, to the Liszt Festival in Raiding (A), the Schubertiade Dürnstein (A) and to the Stefaniensaal in Graz (A). In 2017 he performed two premieres of song cycles dedicated to him at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. He won the Petyrek-Lang-foundation’s song competition in 2015. His debut album #talesoflove (Preiser Records) together with Andreas Fröschl won the Bank Austria Art Award 2016.
The young baritone has worked with pianists such as András Schiff, Graham Johnson, David Lutz and Eduard Kutrowatz, with the conductors Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sascha Goetzel, Johannes Prinz, Walter Kobéra and Martin Haselböck as well as with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Cappella Andrea Barca, the Concentus Musicus Wien and the Orchester Wiener Akademie.
He sang roles such as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Schaunard (La Bohème), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus). His operatic career has led him to opera houses and theatres such as Grazer Oper, Teatro Sociale in Trento (I), Landestheater Bregenz (A), Wiener Kammeroper (Theater an der Wien) and Palace of Arts in Budapest.
He studied at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts and at the University of Arts in Graz. He finished piano and music education studies before focussing exclusively in his vocal training. His teachers were, amongst others, Edith Lienbacher and Robert Holl. He has refined his vocal training whilst working with Iris Dell’ Acqua and Uta Schwabe.