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Helmut Deutsch
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Biography
Helmut Deutsch is one of the world’s most sought-after and most renowned lieder accompanists. He was born in Vienna, where he studied at the Konservatorium, the Music Academy, and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst. He was awarded the Vienna Composition Prize in 1965 and became a professor at the age of 24. Although he is a distinguished chamber musician, playing with eminent instrumentalists, he has concentrated primarily on lieder accompaniment. When he began his career, he first accompanied the soprano Irmgard Seefried, before going on to partner Hermann Prey for twelve years. He went on to play in the most prestigious venues, working with renowned singers such as Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, and Michael Volle. Helmut Deutsch has recorded more than 100 CDs. In recent years, he has been particularly keen to develop young talent: after a period as a professor in Vienna, he has continued to teach, mainly at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, where he was professor of lieder interpretation for 28 ans. He is also a guest teacher in a number of other schools and gives numerous masterclasses in Europe and in the Far East. The young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter, one of his recent students in Munich, has become one of his favourite recital partners.
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VOICE 2018Member of the jury
Final voice 2014Member of the jury
First round voice 2014Member of the jury
VOICE 2014Member of the jury
DVD preselection voice 2014Member of the jury
Final voice 2011Member of the jury
Semi-final voice 2011Member of the jury
First round voice 2011Member of the jury
VOICE 2011Member of the jury
Final voice 2008Member of the jury
Master classes voice 2008Member of the jury
Semi-final voice 2008Member of the jury
First round voice 2008Member of the jury
VOICE 2008Member of the jury
Final singing 2004Member of the jury
Semi-final singing 2004Member of the jury
SINGING 2004Member of the jury
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