The German baritone, Johannes Michael Blume, began his musical career begin with a training program for church musicians. This included singing studies at the Musikhochschule Detmold Abteilung Münster with Dorothea Liss and at the Lichtenberg Institut with Gisela Rohmert. To specialise, he followed with artistic studies of early music at the Hogenschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam with Peter Kooy and Max van Egmond. To further his artistic development, he dedicated much time to intense study through literary work, study-games and masters-classes.
The repertoire of Johannes Michael Blume lies mainly in the fields of oratorio, Lieder and chamber opera with a focus on Baroque music in historical performance practice. His voice covers with its dynamic and tonal range, flexibility, richness in nuances and differentiation the requirements from small bass to lyric baritone. He now performs with the colours and the versatility of his voice also lyrical virtuoso roles, and has become a popular, expressive and diverse artist.
Besides diverse concert engagements in Germany and in other European countries, Johannes Michael Blume has sung as a soloist under the baton of renowned conductors such as Hermann Max, J. Savall, Sigiswald Kuijken and Helmuth Rilling, and with various Swiss ensembles and choirs.