In the 19/20 season Austrian baritone Georg Klimbacher makes his debut at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival (CH) together with András Schiff. Further concerts lead him to Vienna’s Konzerthaus, to the International Song Festival Zeist (NL), to the Kypria International Festival (CYP) or the Festival Wien Modern, including Händel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Winterreise or George Crumb’s Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death. For a complete edition of Beethoven compositions he recently recorded Scottish and German songs, which will be released by Naxos Germany in 2020.
His concert career has already led him to Vienna’s Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, to the International Song Festival Zeist (NL), to the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, to the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, to the Hollywell Music Room in Oxford, to the Franz Liszt Festival in Raiding (A), to the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, to the Festival Maribor (SLO) and to the Schubertiade Dürnstein (A).
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, Dennis Russell Davis, Johannes Prinz, Walter Kobéra and Martin Haselböck as well as with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Cappella Andrea Barca, the Concentus Musicus Wien and the Orchester Wiener Akademie.
Georg Klimbacher performed 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 the Auditorium Maurice-Ravel in Lyon, to the Theater an der Wien, to the Grazer Oper, to the Teatro Sociale in Trento (I), to the Landestheater Bregenz (A), to the Wiener Kammeroper and to the 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 focusing 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.