First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 16 December 2020
The Swiss baritone Manuel Walser continued his vocal studies with Thomas Quasthoff at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin and graduated in July 2015 with distinction. Besides Thomas Quasthoff, his main mentors and teachers are Brigitte Fassbaender, Frédéric Gindraux and Wolfram Rieger. At the International Singing Competition "Das Lied" in Berlin, he was awarded first place and the Audience Prize in 2013. He is also a laureate of the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition and was awarded the Armin Weltner Foundation Prize in 2014.
Manuel Walser was a permanent member of the Vienna Staatsoper's troupe for five seasons until 2019. He has also performed at the Salzburg Festival and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin. Manuel Walser devotes himself passionately to the art of the Lied. His recitals include the Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, the Lucerne Festival, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Schubertíada de Vilabertran. In the 2019-2020 season he will participate in the "Great Talents" series at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.