Georg Gädker

As a much sought-after soloist, German baritone Georg Gädker enjoys an extensive career both in opera and on the concert platform. Having received his Master’s degree with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, Georg Gädker is a laureate of Musica Sacra Rome, the German Music Competition Berlin, Brahms-Competition (Austria), IVC ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) and Schumann-Competition Zwickau (Germany). He has also held scholarships from the International Richard-Wagner-Society and membership of the Bundesauswahl Konzerte junger Künstler of the German Music Council. Georg Gädker also holds special awards from the Schubert-Lied Duo Dortmund (Germany) and the Queen-Elisabeth-Competition Brussels (Belgium).

His recent operatic appearances have included Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva, Æneas, Notario (Gianni Schicchi), Zebul (Jephtha), Schneck (Vogelhändler) and further roles in first performances of operas by Arnulf Hermann and Lucia Ronchetti. In concert, Georg Gädker has been acclaimed for his interpretations of the works of the great masters Bach (Matthäuspassion, Johannespassion, cantatas etc.) and Handel (Messiah, Alexander’s Feast, Jephtha etc.). He also regularly performs later works such as Britten’s War Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elias, Paulus, Vaughan William’s A Sea Symphony, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, César Franck’s Les Béatitudes, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. He has worked with such conductors as Masaaki Suzuki, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Reinhard Goebel, Howard Arman, Christoph Wyneken, Wolfram Christ and Helmuth Rilling. Georg Gädker has recorded for NDR, SWR, Deutschlandradio, the BBC and Radio France. Highlights include orchestral songs of Gustav Mahler, as well as the première recording of Luke Bedford’s opera Through His Teeth, which has been nominated for the 2019 International Classical Music Awards.