Konstantin Krimmel

Photo: Daniela Reske
Konstantin Krimmel, of German-Romanian origin, received his first musical training with the St. George's Choir Boys in Ulm. At the age of 21, he began his vocal studies with Prof. Teru Yoshihara, which he completed with distinction in 2020. Since then, he has been coached by Tobias Truniger in Munich.

During his studies, Konstantin Krimmel developed a special love for the concert and lied repertoire. He has since won numerous competitions, including the 2019 German Music Competition as well as 1st prize at the International Helmut Deutsch Lied Competition, 2nd prize at the International Singing Competition "Das Lied" in Heidelberg and the Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition. Consequently, he has appeared both nationally and abroad, including recitals at the Kölner Philharmonie, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as at the Konzerthaus Berlin, at the Oper Frankfurt, at the Heidelberger Frühling, at the Schubertíada de Vilabertran as well as the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, in Madrid, London (Wigmore Hall) and at the Oxford Lieder Festival. Appearances during the 21/22 season include Strasbourg, Nuremberg and Hohenems, among others.

Attractive projects likewise await in the oratorio field: in summer 2021, Brahms Requiem conducted by Raphael Pichon (together with Sabine Devieilhe, soprano) in Bordeaux, in December an extensive tour (Christmas Oratorio by J.S.Bach) with the Nederlands Kamerkoor conducted by P. Dijkstra and, at Easter 2022, concerts with Bach's St. Matthew Passion under Ph.Herreweghe. In the field of opera, Konstantin Krimmel is about to open a whole new chapter: in autumn 2021, he will become a member of the Bavarian State Opera. Next season, he is going to appear in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" (Harlequin), in Britten's "Peter Grimes" (Ned Keene) and in "Thomas'" (Matthias) by Georg Friedrich Haas, with the leading Mozart roles in particular awaiting him in the coming years.

In 2019, he signed signed an exclusive contract with French label Alpha, and a recording of Handel's "Brockes Passion" (together with the Ensemble Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen) was released. His first Lied CD entitled "Saga" (songs and ballads by Loewe, Schumann, Schubert, Adolf Jensen) was highly celebrated: "at only 26 years of age, he already possesses an interpretive depth and a technical sovereignty and does not need to fear comparison with great Lied singers of his vocal fach." – Thilo Braun, Deutschlandfunk


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