Portrait Gerold Huber

Gerold Huber

Piano Accompanist
© Marion Koell
General Management

Gerold Huber is not a sought-after Lied accompanist whose piano playing is characterized by depth and expression. As a Lied accompanist he is a regular guest at festivals such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Salzburg Festival, the Munich Opera Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Festival d'Aix en Provence as well as the Rheingau Music Festival or in concert halls such as the Kölner Philharmonie, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London's Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, the Armory or Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro della Zarzuela in Madrid, the concert halls in Dortmund, Essen, Baden- Baden or the Salzburg Festspielhaus.


The pianist works with a large number of internationally renowned singers, including Christiane Karg, Julia Kleiter, Christina Landshamer, Anna Lucia Richter, Michael Nagy, Maximilian Schmitt, Martin Mitterrutzner, Julian Prégardien, Günther Groissböck, Georg Zeppenfeld, Tareq Nazmi and Franz-Josef Selig. As a chamber music partner, Gerold Huber has performed with the Artemis Quartet, among others, and he also works regularly with the Henschel Quartet, with trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich and cellist Maximilian Hornung.As a soloist, he devotes himself primarily to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. Concerts have taken him to the Munich Residence, the Théâtre Municipal de Romains in France, the Kultursommer Kassel and the New Zealand Festival in Wellington.

In addition to two solo CDs with works by Beethoven and Schumann, there are numerous outstanding CD recordings together with Christian Gerhaher, all of which have won several awards. Without exception, the jury's reasons emphasise the congenial and symbiotic partnership of this duo. Gerold Huber's extensive discography also includes recordings with Günther Groissböck (Schubert on Decca), Bernarda Fink (Schubert on harmonia mundi France), with Ruth Ziesak (Liszt on Berlin classics, Haydn and Mahler/Zemlinsky on Capriccio, Mendelssohn on AVI), with Maximilian Schmitt on Oehms classic (Clara and Robert Schumann / Schubert Die schöne Müllerin), with Christina Landshamer (Schumann and Ullmann on Oehms classic) and with Franz- Josef Selig (Lieder by Schubert, Strauss and Wolf on AVI).

In September 21, the complete edition of all Schumann songs "Alle Lieder" will be released, on which he worked for many years together with Christian Gerhaher - a co-production of Sony Classical, the Heidelberger Liedzentrum and the Bayerischer Rundfunk. The Sony Calssical recording of Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in the piano version with Piotr Beczala and Christian Gerhaher was released in May 2023.

Gerold Huber is a sought-after teacher and gives selected master classes, such as at the University of Yale, the Aldeburgh Festival, at the Schwetzingen Festival and at the Schubert Week in the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. Since 2013 Gerold Huber has been Professor of Lied Accompaniment at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and in March 2022 - together with Christian Gerhaher - received a call to the same position at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.




5. October 2023 - 20:00

Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - Großer Saal

Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45

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20. November 2023

Kölner Philharmonie

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  • „Gerold Huber gestaltete die Sturmböen im Klavier plastisch und machte generell den oft undankbaren Klavierpart zu einem ebenso dynamischen wie feinsinnigen Ereignis.“
    Vorarlberger Nachrichten
    UL, „Frommes, Antikes und ein Wilderer“, in: Vorarlberger Nachrichten, 10.10.2018
  • "Gerold Huber war der Liedbegleiter. Und: "Begleiter" kann man gleich wieder streichen. Huber gehört zur jüngeren Generation von Liedpianisten, die die leidige Frage nach dem "Bin ich zu laut?" hinter sich lassen. Er ist vom ersten Ton an gleichberechtigter Partner. Er muss nur ein paar Sekunden das Vorspiel zu einem Lied anfangen, schon steckt dort alles drin: Emotion, Ernsthaftigkeit oder Witz und Humor. Er kommentiert und setzt gerne herrliche oder fiese Akzente."
    rbb
    Andreas Göbel, "Christiane Karg, Michael Nagy und Gerold Huber", in: www.kulturradio.de, 12.06.2018
  • “GerhaherHuber (one word) […] have set a totally new standard. They took a hold of Lied where Fischer-Dieskau left it […] and stripped it of all artifice […]: Natural, earnest, highly intellectual – and yet perfectly accessible and honest. […] Gerhaher is an uncommonly good recitalist […] Everything is real in this recital: the optimism, the loss, the anger, the futility. GerhaherHuber are truth in song. [...] Every emotion is authentic and comes to life. It is a lived traversal of the feelings and passions […] You listen on bended knee.”
    Forbes
    Jens F. Laurson: „Oh, Only The Best Schöne Müllerin Ever!“, in: Forbes, 05.12.2017
  • "Gerold Huber war am großen Schwarzen ein gesitteter Unruhestifter, ein Gentleman-Querulant, seine Deutungen der Klavierstimmen waren fantasiereich, intensiv und von minutiöser Genauigkeit."
    Der Standard
    Stefan Ender, "Sing mir das Lied vom Tod", Der Standard, 16.11.2016
  • "Huber was Gerhaher’s equal in all respects. Schubert gave the piano its own independent voice in the cycle, and it is called upon to create the sounds of a bubbling brook, the rhythm of the water mill, the strumming of a lute, and, forebodingly, the call of a hunter’s horn. The emotional arc that the young man experienced was as deftly expressed in the piano as it was in the voice – maybe more so. Watching Huber play was also a delight, as his head bobbed ever so slightly and his mouth voiced silent words and sounds in wonder and awe, as if he were discovering the music’s delights and depths for the first time."
    seen and heard international
    Rick Perdian, “Die Schöne Müllerin in Song and Verse”, seen and heard international, 15.06.2016



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