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ABOUT

Born in Heidenheim, the baritone is engaged as a soloist in the Semper Opera’s Junges Ensemble since the 2023/24 season. He recently made his debut as Rodrigo (»Don Carlo«) at the Heidenheim Opera Festival. Previously, he performed under Kirill Petrenko at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and in the Philharmonie Berlin in »Die Frau ohne Schatten« and appeared as Reinmar (»Tannhäuser«) at the Teatro di Modena and as Conte d’Almaviva (»Le nozze di Figaro«) at the Cuvillés Theater Munich. His stage repertoire also includes Papageno and Sprecher (»Die Zauberflöte«), Graf von Eberbach (»Der Wildschütz«) and the title role in »Gianni Schicchi«. In addition to his work as an opera singer, he is in demand as a concert soloist: his wide-ranging repertoire includes standard works such as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle, but also rarely performed oratorios such as Händel’s Occasional Oratorio and Bruch’s Moses. As a Lied interpreter, he has sung as a part of the Heidelberger Frühling and in the Pierre Boulez Saal and collaborates with pianists such as Gerold Huber and Malcolm Martineau.

In 2022 Gerrit Illenberger received the Leonhard and Ida Wolf Memorial Prize for Music from the city of Munich and the Max Liebhaber Prize from the city of Heidenheim. He also won prizes at the August Everding Music Competition and was a finalist at the German National Singing Competition. In addition to his support from Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, he received the Deutschlandstipendium and was a scholarship holder of the Bavarian Choir Academy and the Heidelberger Frühling Lied Academy. Before devoting himself fully to music, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and a master’s degree in Aerospace at the Technical University of Munich. He received his vocal training, also in Munich, with Hartmut Elbert as well as at the University of Music and Performing Arts with Andreas Schmidt and in the Lied class of Christian Gerhaher. Master classes such as with Thomas Hampson and Ian Bostridge complete his studies.

ABOUT

Born in Heidenheim, the baritone is engaged as a soloist in the Semper Opera’s Junges Ensemble from the 2023/24 season. He recently made his debut as Rodrigo (»Don Carlo«) at the Heidenheim Opera Festival. Previously, he appeared under Kirill Petrenko with the Berliner Philharmoniker in »Die Frau ohne Schatten«. His stage repertoire also includes Conte d’Almaviva (»Le nozze di Figaro«), Papageno (»Die Zauberflöte«), Graf von Eberbach (»Der Wildschütz«) and the title role in »Gianni Schicchi«. In addition to his work as an opera singer, he is in demand as a concert soloist: his wide-ranging repertoire includes standard pieces such as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, but also rarely performed oratorios such as Bruch’s Moses. As a Lied interpreter, he collaborates with pianists such as Gerold Huber and Malcolm Martineau.

In 2022 Gerrit Illenberger received the Leonhard and Ida Wolf Memorial Prize for Music from the city of Munich and the Max Liebhaber Prize from the city of Heidenheim. He also won prizes at the August Everding Music Competition and was a finalist at the German National Singing Competition. In addition to his support from Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, he received the Deutschlandstipendium and was a scholarship holder of the Bavarian Choir Academy and the Heidelberger Frühling Lied Academy. He received his vocal training with Hartmut Elbert as well as at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with Andreas Schmidt and in the Lied class of Christian Gerhaher. Master classes such as with Thomas Hampson and Ian Bostridge complete his studies.

LISTEN

Großer Herr und starker König
Christmas Oratorio
Johann Sebastian Bach

Wie fein sind deine Hütten
Moses
Max Bruch

Ich hab‘ ein glühend Messer
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler

LISTEN

Großer Herr und starker König
Christmas Oratorio
Johann Sebastian Bach

Wie fein sind deine Hütten
Moses
Max Bruch

Ich hab‘ ein glühend Messer
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Gustav Mahler

CALENDAR

CALENDAR

15.03.24 19:00
Semperoper
Dresden

G. Puccini – La bohème
Schaunard

17.03.24 19:00
Blauer Saal
Pullach

Schumann, Liszt, Schubert & Wolf (Heine)
Liederabend

29.03.24 10:00
Himmelfahrtskirche
Pasing

J. S. Bach – Johannes-Passion
Arien, Pilatus

29.03.24 18:00
Pauluskirche
Heidenheim

J. S. Bach
Kantaten 12, 131 & 159

05.04.24 20:30
Semperoper
Dresden

Gedichte von Erich Kästner
Liederabend

21.06.24 19:00
Movimento
München

F. Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin
Liederabend

04.07.24 20:00
Rittersaal Schloss Hellenstein
Heidenheim

G. Puccini – Madama Butterfly
Sharpless

VIEW

VIEW

PASSION

A CAPPELLA

At the early age of fourteen, Gerrit founded his own vocal ensemble together with a group of school friends. “MA’cappella” quickly became a transregional success, so that the six-member group, whose repertoire ranges from classical literature and traditional songs to rock and pop, not only filled places like the Heidenheim Congress Centrum or Open-Air Theatre, but also scored prizes at international competitions and released two studio albums, “hier & jetzt” (2014) and “haut nah” (2017).

GLIDING

Besides the stage, the sky has always been the second home of the studied aerospace engineer: As a passionate glider pilot, Gerrit has already twice become German Champion in cross-country gliding and set several records. The training of young glider pilots is particularly dear to him, whether as a flight instructor at the Munich Academic Flying Group, chief flight instructor of the Neresheim Gliding Club, trainer at the Baden-Württemberg Aviation Association or as coach of its junior competition team.

PASSION

A CAPPELLA

At the early age of fourteen, Gerrit founded his own vocal ensemble together with a group of school friends. “MA’cappella” quickly became a transregional success, so that the six-member group, whose repertoire ranges from classical literature and traditional songs to rock and pop, not only filled places like the Heidenheim Congress Centrum or Open-Air Theatre, but also scored prizes at international competitions and released two studio albums, “hier & jetzt” (2014) and “haut nah” (2017).

GLIDING

Besides the stage, the sky has always been the second home of the studied aerospace engineer: As a passionate glider pilot, Gerrit has already twice become German Champion in cross-country gliding and set several records. The training of young glider pilots is particularly dear to him, whether as a flight instructor at the Munich Academic Flying Group, chief flight instructor of the Neresheim Gliding Club, trainer at the Baden-Württemberg Aviation Association or as coach of its junior competition team.

CONTACT

Gerrit Illenberger
info@gerritillenberger.com

 

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CONTACT

Gerrit Illenberger
info@gerritillenberger.com

 

Gladly in cooperation with: