Christian Elsner

Christian Elsner

Born in Freiburg in southern Germany, Christian Elsner studied singing with Martin Gründler, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Neil Semer and had prize-winning successes at various international competitions. As concert singer, Christian Elsner is a regular guest performer at international festivals and in all the major concert halls around the world, from Berlin, Vienna, Milan and London to New York and Tokyo. He has worked with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Adam Fischer, Carlo Maria Giulini, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Marek Janowski, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington and David Zinman, and has been involved in numerous radio productions and CD recordings. Accompanied by pianists including Hartmut Höll, Graham Johnson, Charles Spencer, Gerold Huber and duo partner Burkhard Kehring, the tenor has performed lieder recitals in Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden, Lucerne, London, Ravinia and at the Schubertiade Feldkirch. Apart from being a professional singer, Christian Elsner is also an enthusiastic writer of children’s books (Lennie und der Ring des Nibelungen) and professor for classical singing at the University of Music in Würzburg.