Jan Kobow

A propos de la personne

Berlin native and tenor Jan Kobow has been a recognized figure in the music world since winning first prize in the 1998 Leipzig Bach Competition. He has established an international reputation as a Baroque vocal musician and has been invited to perform worldwide by among others: Masaaki Suzuki, John Eliot Gardiner, Sigiswald Kuijken, Philippe Herreweghe, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhard, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Frans Brüggen, Jos van Immerseel, and Philippe Pierlot. Jan Kobow has appeared as a featured soloist on nearly 100 recordings, and has nine solo albums to his credit, including Schubert’s three lieder cycles, as well as lieder by Mendelssohn, Seckendorff, Johann Krieger, Carl Lowe, John Dowland and additional Schubert lieder. He has also recorded standard works including The Creation, The Seasons, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion, and B minor Mass. Mr. Kobow has appeared in various Baroque operas around the world including productions at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels and Lincoln Center in New York City. Audiences have particularly delighted in his comic turns in the operettas Die Blaue Mazur by Franz Léhar and Conradi’s Ariadne. He is much sought after as singer of lieder and also has an excellent reputation as a well respected ensemble singer. He is a founding member of the vocal ensemble “Die Himlische Cantorey” which has already recorded approximately ten CDs. At home in Schloss Seehaus, Jan Kobow hosts an annual concert series, and conducts vocal master classes to share his knowledge and love of music.