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Richard Resch, tenor 

Richard Resch began his musical education as a member of the Boys‘ Choir at Regensburg Cathedral. He was then a student at the Augsburg College of Music (Hochschule für Musik), graduating with a degree in music and piano. He then won a place to study Classical singing at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum at the University of Augsburg, where his teachers included Agnes Habereder, Hans-Joachim Beyer, Edda Sevenich and Dominik Wortig. He continued his studies at the Schola

Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where he specialised in Early Music and Ensemble Music. To complete his studies, he attended singing masterclasses by Brigitte Fassbaender, Margreet Honig, Regina Resnik, Rudolf Jansen, Michael Nagy, Rudolf Piernay, Udo Reinemann, Wolfram Rieger and Gerd Türk, and oratorio singing classes with Hansjörg Albrecht and Frieder Bernius.

Richard has won prizes at several international opera singing competitions, including the Toti Dal Monte competition in Treviso, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg competition in Brandenburg and the Lions Singing Competition at the Immling Opera Festival. In 2012, the City of Augsburg awarded him its Arts Prize.

Richard has performed at the Augsburg Theatre, the Staatstheater in Braunschweig, the Landestheater in Bregenz and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, among others. He has worked with conductors including Claudio Astronio, Rolf Beck, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph Hammer, Michel Laplénie, Joshua Rifkin, Helmuth Rilling, Morten Schuldt-Jensen and Andreas Spering, and with many internationally renowned ensembles such as the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the Capella Istropolitana, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, the Neue Hofkapelle München, the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra and the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra. His performances at the Håkonshalle in Bergen, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Herkulessaal in Munich were broadcast.

He has given performances all over Europe, and also in China, Israel and Japan.


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