Portrait Gerold Huber

Gerold Huber

Piano Accompanist
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Born in Straubing, Gerold Huber studied piano with Friedemann Berger as a scholarship holder at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and attended Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's Lied class in Berlin. In 1998 he was awarded the Prix International Pro Musicis in Paris/New York together with the baritone Christian Gerhaher, with whom he has formed a permanent Lied duo since his student days. In 2001 he was the prize-winner of the International Piano Competition Johann Sebastian Bach Saarbrücken.

"Gerold Huber, not only a a highly demanded Lied accompanist but a brilliant pianist, played with depth and expression and technically superbly." This or something similar is how the press always enthusiastically judges Gerold Huber as a lied accompanist. In this role he is a regular guest at festivals such as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Salzburg Festival, the Munich Opera Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival and the Rheingau Music Festival or the most important concert halls such as the Cologne Philharmonie, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London's Wigmore Hall, in New York at Lincoln Center, the Armory or Carnegie Hall or the concert halls in Essen, Dortmund or Baden-Baden.

Gerold Huber works with a large number of internationally renowned singers, including Christiane Karg, 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, the trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich and the 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.

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.

16. June 2023 - 19:15

Heidelberg, Aula der alten Universität

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14. July 2023 - 20:00

Middelfart, Hindsgavl Slot

-: Liederabend

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16. July 2023 - 20:00

Aix-en-Provence, Conservatoire Darius Milhaud

Schumann: Liederabend-Programm

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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."
    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.”
    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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