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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received international honors and awards for his captivating artistry and cultural leadership. Lauded as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger” and inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s “Hall of Fame,” Hampson is one of the most respected and innovative musicians of our time. With an operatic repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major theaters of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and was appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence. In 2010, he was honored with a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he has served as Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of Music in America. Furthermore, he has received the famed Concertgebouw Prize.

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  • 14.03.2016 - Thomas Hampson - Heidelberg Spring Festival

  • Thomas Hampson returns to Heidelberg this spring, for the annual Internationales Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling. The festival convenes with an opening concert on April 2 featuring Thomas, pianist Igor Levit, cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, clarinetist Jörg Widmann, the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and conductor Tito Muñoz. The event programme highlights works by Dvorák, Bernstein, Gershwin, and Porter. Young singers will also be featured in master classes with Mr. Hampson on April 3, 5 & 6; he will also present a lecture on the 6th. On April 7, Hampson is joined by pianist Wolfram Rieger and soloists Tamara Banješević, Silke Gäng, Idunnu Münch, Maximilian Krummen, and Andreas Beinhauer. The concert features works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Mahler, including “Des Knaben Wunderhorn.”

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