Mirko Ludwig

Mirko Ludwig

The Hamburg-born tenor Mirko Ludwig gained his first singing experience as a boy soprano with the Uetersen choir boys. He studied with Professor Thomas Mohr and Krisztina Laki at the University of the Arts in Bremen. Here he also received important impulses in the field of historical performance practice, among others. with Manfred Cordes and Detlef Bratschke.

In addition to the major solo roles in the concert and oratorio repertoire, including as evangelist in the great works of J.S. Bach, Mirko Ludwig is in great demand as an ensemble singer. In the repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries (including Gabrieli, Praetorius and Schütz) he not only takes on the tenor parts, but can also be used for the high registers of the "tenor altus".

With his vocal ensemble "Quartonal" he won first prize in the vocal ensemble category at the German Choir Competition in Dortmund in 2010 and has also won several prizes at international competitions in recent years. The ensemble's second album was released on Sony Classical in spring 2017.

He performs regularly with renowned ensembles such as the Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Cantus Cölln, Collegium Vocale Gent, Les Cornets Noir, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Himlische Cantorey or the Cantus Thuringia.

Numerous CD and radio recordings, etc. for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, cpo, NDR Kultur, Radio Bremen, Deutschlandradio Kultur document his musical work.
The young singer gained stage experience at the Hamburg State Opera as a member of a vocal ensemble for baroque operas. He also sang the role of "Tamino" (The Magic Flute - WA Mozart), "Peter Quint" (The Turn of the Screw - B. Britten) and "Orpheus" (Orpheus in the Underworld - J. Offenbach) in the productions of the university for the arts Bremen.

One of the highlights of his career so far is his participation in the 5-part vocal ensemble at the opening concert of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in January 2017.