Hartmut Schulz - Baritone
The baritone Hartmut Schulz is a passionate singer of concert music, but especially of art song. He was a member of the "Cologne Schubert cycle", a project in which all Schubert songs were performed within three years.
His special interest though is in contemporary music which he performs all over Europe. Several contemporary composers have created works especially for him. In addition, he has sung most of the standard concert repertoire for his voice: from Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas to Peter Maxwell Davies ' 'Blake Dreaming'..
Praised by critics for his vocal intelligence and presence on stage, he performs either as soloists or as a member of various ensembles. A special project - music for baritone and string quartet - gave him the opportunity to work with a number of well known string quartets, among them Aquis Quartet, Albrecht Dürer Quartett and Rome Tre Orchestra Ensemble. He took part in festivals such as the 'Festival der Sinne', 'Friday Lights', the 'Equinox Music Festival', 'musikpunkt koeln' 'Locus Iste Perugia', the 'Days of Jewish Culture of NRW', 'Musica Contemporenea Roma' etc.. Concerts brought him to many countries in Europe, the United States and Asia, in recent years in particular to Norway and in Italy.
Hartmut Schulz was educated at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln by Prof. Willy Gesell and Prof. Margit Kobeck. He lives and teaches in Cologne.