Thomas E. Bauer, who today is one of the most sought-after baritones, began singing as a member of the Regensburger Domspatzen. Important performances of contemporary music have left an indelible mark on his artistic profile. He has participated in world premieres of works by Nono, Killmayer and Rihm and he was awarded the Schneider- Schott Musikpreis in 2003 for his outstanding achievements in this area. His repertoire as an opera singer encompasses great title roles, including Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Berg’s Wozzeck. However, his great passion is singing lieder. He regularly gives lied recitals in Japan (Aoyama Music Award) and – together with the fortepiano specialist Jos van Immerseel – in Paris, Brugge and Brussels.