Prof. Hartmut Höll

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Prof. Hartmut Höll

Professor Hartmut Höll

The A feeling for sense of sound, sensitivity, and andthe ability to think "behind" the notes, to create an atmosphere, to experience sensationsconvey emotions through in timbresd sound are the hallmarks of Hartmut Höll's playing. For decades he has been one of the sought- after piano partners. He knows the value of chamber music collaboration and is smart enough to cultivates long-term partnerships.

From 1982 to 1992 he was a performance partner of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Lieder evenings at the Salzburg Festival, and the festivals of Edinburgh, Florence, Munich, Berlin and Toyko, in theas well as New York‘s Carnegie Hall justified the much-won great praise for thed collaborationduo. For almost two decades, he has accompanied Renée Fleming at concerts in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the USA. For him, she is the singer of our globalized world, and with admiringlyation he witnesses how this unique singer knows how to approach and inspire people of different cultures around the world with a broad repertoire of works from across four centuries. For overmore than four decades he has been associated in a song duo with the song duo Mitsuko Shirai. Both have set standards of song interpretation with worldwide concerts and CDs. »Peter Pears - Benjamin Britten, Pierre Bernac - Francis Poulenc: In our own day, Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll have achieved a comparable artistry.« THE AUDIOPHILE VOICE, USA. Partners among sSinger partners s have also includedare or were Changyong Liao, Thomas Hampson, Christoph Prégardien, Zheng Zhou, Josef Protschka, Wolfgang Holzmair, Roman Trekel, Urszula Kryger, Yvonne Naef, Jochen Kowalski, Hermann Prey, Jadwiga Rappé, Peter Schreier, Ilker Arcayürek, ÄneasAeneas Humm, and Christian Elsner. COther chamber music partners comprisewere Tabea Zimmermann, Eduard Brunner, Jörg Widmann, Gervase de Peyer, and Sabine Meyer, among others and others.

He has recorded aAround sixty CDs  productions are available for the (Capriccio, Decca, EMI, Erato, Claves, MDG, and Bayer Records labelss). Many of them have received international awards, such as  (Diapason d'Or and the , German Record Critics' Award / Best List).

As a professor at the University of Music Karlsruhe, Hartmut Höll is closely connected linked to former past professors of today’s younger artists in Frankfurt and Cologne of the young generation of artists. Graduates of his apprenticeship classes continue as a professorthe teaching tradition - in Freiburg, Salzburg, Vienna, Paris and beyond others. In 1998 and /1999, he was visiting professor in Helsinki, and from 1994 to 2003, visiting professor at the Mozarteum University SalzburgUniversity Mozarteum Salzburg; For almost ten yearsa decade, he also taught songwriting at the Zurich University of the Arts. Since October 2007, Hartmut Höll has beenis responsible as Rector offor the University of Music Karlsruhe.

He gave has given masterclasses for lLied in Finland (every year with an annual stint in Savonlinna), at the International Music Seminar in Weimar, at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, tat the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum Salzburg, and in Jerusalem, Cairo, and in the United StatesSA. Eachvery year, Hartmut Höll teaches at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In January 2019, he was invited to the SongStudio program for young vocalists of New York’s Carnegie Hall New York.

In 1990, Hartmut Höll received the Robert Schumann Prize of the city of Zwickau. He is an honorary member of the Robert Schumann Society Zwickau.

As a juror or jury chairperson,rman he was invited to the Naumburg Competition in New York, to the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, repeatedly to the Voice-Piano Competition Nadia and Lili Boulanger Boulanger Competition in Paris, andd to the ARD International Music Competition in MunichInternational ARD Music Competition Munich.

From 1985 to 2007, Hartmut Höll was artistic director of the International Hugo Wolf Academy of Singing • Poetry • Lied Art e.V. Stuttgart, which under his leadership performed an exemplary cultural work.: The International Hugo Wolf Competition was foundedestablished in Stuttgart.; Topics of major concert series included in were u.a. 1988, »Eduard Mörike«:, 1990, Germanies»Deutschlande«; , 1992 and 19/93 under the patronage of Simone Veil,  »Europe on the move - People • Metropolises • WWanderungenanderings«;, 1997, a the complete performance of the 108 groups of works planned for publication by Schubert;, 1998, Sound of Nature »Naturlaut / Sound of People,  Menschlaut "with an invitation fromto the European Capital of Culture Weimar;, 2002, a musical-literary-cinematic » Danube Ttrip «. This work attracted attention far beyond nationalthe country's borders and led to invitations to the Lincoln Center New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Louvre in Paris.

In his 2012 memoir WordMusic ( »WortMusik)« was published by Staccato-Verlag Düsseldorf, a book in which Hartmut Höll describeds his experiences, his handling of songs, and  a book full of personal recollectionsmemories.