Martin Berner Bariton



Martin Berner took his studies at the academies of music in Hamburg(Prof. W. Löser) and Mannheim (Prof. Rudolf Piernay). The young Baritone, who received his first musical education in early years in a boys-choir, Neuer Knabenchor Hamburg, earned an award at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang/ Federal competition for singing in Berlin, and another at the Internationaler Bachwettbewerb Leipzig / International Bach-competition Leipzig. He received scholarships from the Richard-Wagner-Verband, the Inernational Bach-Academy Stuttgart and the Steans Institute for Young Artists in Chicago.
After his first engagement at the Stadttheater Aachen he accepted a change to the Stadtheater Nürnberg. There he made his debuts i. a. as Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Guillaume Tell and Kurwenal. Figaro - Graf Almaviva, Papageno, Marcello, Belcore, Valentin, Ford Albert and Onegin also belong to his large repertoire.
In 2012/2013 he was guest at the Staatstheater Hannover as Ford (Falstaff). Further invitations led him to the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Opera in Cologne, and to Bremen, Bielefeld, Kassel and Basel. At the Bienale 2010 in Munich he sang the name part in the opera „Maldoror" by Philipp Maintz. He also appeared in the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival.
In opera as well as in concerts he worked with Ingo Metzmacher, Kirill Pertrenko, Stefan Soltesz and Hellmut Rilling.
His great passion - beside opera - is Lied and Oratorio. Concerts have led him through Germany and to foreign countries. He received the "Schubertpreis der Deutschen Schubert Gesellschaft" and he is recorded on CD with the Brahms-Requiem and Missa Solemnis by Beethoven, conducted by Marcus Bosch.