Robert Holl – Bass
Born in Rotterdam, Robert Holl studied there with Jan Veth and David Hollestelle. In Munich he studied with Hans Hotter and was a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper. After many years performing as concert singer and Lieder recitalist, he returned to opera, appearing in the Vienna, Brussels and Zurich Opera Houses, under Abbado, Harnoncourt, Welser-Mőst and others. He appeared regularly at the Berlin Staatsoper under Barenboim in Tannhäuser, Don Giovanni, Die Meistersinger and Der Fliegende Holländer. In the Vienna Staatsoper he has performed in Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal and Boris Godunov, and has appeared regularly at Bayreuth. A highly acclaimed Lieder singer, he has performed with pianists including Barenboim, Maisenberg and Schiff. He gives masterclasses and is a composer in his own right, with several compositions, both Lieder and solo piano pieces, available on CD. He is artistic director of Schubertiade Festivals in Austria and Holland.