Washington Post calls Holger Falks US Debut „…the outstanding recital of the season […] an afternoon of unforgettable music“.

Washington Post calls Holger Falks US Debut „…the outstanding recital of the season […] an afternoon of unforgettable music“.

After having enormous pleasure and success in their recitals at the Frick Collection New York and the chambermusic society in Cleveland/Ohio, Holger Falk and Julius Drake completed their tour at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC.
Patrick Rucker writes in the Washington Post:
„Falk has an extraordinarily flexible baritone, with a warm, confiding lower and midrange that, when called for, can go full throttle in a nanosecond. Meanwhile, in his upper range, he can float a pianissimo that could melt the heart of the Snow Queen. His French is exquisite, and his German is that of a cultured native speaker. But more important than his beautiful voice and perfect diction, Falk is able to characterize every word so vividly that, if he were singing in Vedic Sanskrit, you’d get the message.“ (read complete review)
And Daniel Hathaway writes in the „Cleveland Classical.com“:
„Falk commands an impressive vocal instrument, and uses it completely in the service of the poetic texts. Now he’s declamatory. Now he whispers intimately to the audience. Now he floats a tone of gossamer loveliness. Now he sings with a grotesque tone (perfect for Satie’s La grenouille américaine) . He’s also an actor — and a bit of a ham — who can imitate a kazoo (Satie’s Enfant-martyre) or whistle while dancing into the aisle (Satie’s Rambouillet) . He has particular fun with Satie, and who wouldn’t.
Falk and Drake made an impressive duo, unanimous in their interpretation and impeccable in their ensemble. Like his baritone partner, Drake isn’t shy about producing what would normally be considered unmusical sounds when the text warrants it.“ (read complete review)

Holger Falk (with Julius Drake, piano): Lied recital debut USA

Holger Falk (with Julius Drake, piano): Lied recital debut USA

Considered by Opernwelt  to be “intellectually and vocally one of the most flexible singers on the German stage today”,  baritone Holger Falk, with world-renowned pianist Julius Drake, will be making his lied recital debuts in New York (Frick Collection, October 21), Cleveland (Cleveland Chamber Music Society, October 23) and  in Washington DC (the Phillips Collection, October 28. The program will include Lieder by Schubert, Eisler, Satie and Poulenc, composers whose works Holger has recorded to great acclaim. Holger is the winner of the 2016 Echo Klassik award for his recording of the songs and melodies of Erik Satie.  He has made Poulenc a specialty, and has recorded on 3 CDs the complete melodies of Poulenc.  In 2017 he also started a 4-CD collection of the complete songs of Hanns Eisler, recordings which have received tremendous attention and accolades including the 2017 German Record Reviewers Prize and Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award, as well as nominations in 2018 for the International Music Award, Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the German Record Reviewers Prize. The Münchener Merkur wrote of the Eisler “This magnificent singer-actor and interpretive extremist, spurred on by pianist Steffen Schleiermacher, dares to take it to the vocal limits and wins- Outstanding!” and the Stuttgarter Zeitung calls it “a thrilling listening experience!”
As an interpreter of the Lied, Holger appears at numerous festivals such as. the Music and Beyond Festival Ottawa, the Philharmonie Cologne, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Ruhrtriennale Dortmund, Franz Liszt Academy Budapest, Operá de Rouen, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Berliner Festspiele, Steirischer Herbst Graz and the Rheingau-Musikfestival.
As a leading baritone for contemporary opera,  engagements have taken him to the Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, Theâtre Champs Elysées Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Hamburg State Opera, Theater an der Wien, National Opera Warsaw, Opera Frankfurt,  and to numerous German opera houses. His interpretation of two different roles earned him a nominations as Best Singer of the Year by Opernwelt for the 2016-17 season.

For more information and to buy tickets:

Frick Collection

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

Phillips Collection

hr2-Kultur Doppelkopf: Der Opernsänger Holger Falk

hr2-Kultur Doppelkopf: Der Opernsänger Holger Falk

hr2-Kultur Doppelkopf: Der Opernsänger Holger Falk u. a. über seine Vorliebe für die Avantgarde des 21. Jahrhunderts

Vor 25 Jahren sang er bei den Regensburger Domspatzen, vor 15 Jahren im Kinderkonzert des Hessischen Rundfunks. Mittlerweile gastiert der Bariton Holger Falk an den großen Opernhäusern der Welt, zuletzt mit der Titelpartie in Manfred Trojahns „Enrico“ an der Oper Frankfurt.

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Holger Falk im Gespräch bei WDR3 TonArt

Holger Falk im Gespräch bei WDR3 TonArt

Holger Falk im Gespräch bei WDR3 TonArt

Ob Barock oder Moderne, Monteverdi oder Hanns Eisler: Der Bariton Holger Falk überzeugt stets mit großer stimmlicher Flexibilität. Der Preisträger der deutschen Schallplattenkritik ist zu Gast in WDR 3 TonArt.
WDR 3 TonArt | 14.08.2018 | 16:15 Min

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Beitrag Hanns Eisler auf 3Sat Kulturzeit

Beitrag Hanns Eisler auf 3Sat Kulturzeit

Hanns Eisler. In den USA gehört er zu den Begründern der filmmusikalischen Hollywood-Tradition. Doch kaum einer kennt ihn richtig. Das soll sich ändern.

Ein Beitrag über Hanns Eisler und die Interpreten Holger Falk und Steffen Schleiermacher (Piano) zum Lied-Schaffen des Begründers der filmmusikalischen Hollywood-Tradition und Schöpfers der Nationalhymne der ehemaligen DDR.

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