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Robert Holl (Bass-Baritone)

Born: March 10, 1947 - Rotterdam, Holland

The Dutch bass-baritone, Ronert Holl, received first prize at the 1971 International Vocal Competition at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He then moved to Munich, where he continued his studies with Hans Hotter. The following year; he won first prize at the Munich International Competition.

From 1973 to 1975, Ronert Holl was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Robert Holl received the honorary title of Kammersänger from the city of Vienna in 1990.

Robert Holl made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the special concert in Grant Park on September 21, 1991, in the last movement of L.v. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Robert Holl appears as soloist with the major orchestras, and has worked with many outstanding conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Neville Marriner, and Riccardo Chailly, among others. In January 1999, he sang Schubert’s Winterreise in Chicago with Daniel Barenboim at the piano. Last season, he sang L.v. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

As a frequent guest artist at music festivals, Ronert Holl has appeared at the Vienna Festival, Mozart Week Salzburg, Salzburg Festspiele, Berliner Festwochen, Flanders Festival, Prague Spring, Schubertiade Hohenems, and Settimane Musicale di Stresa. In addition, he has participated in the Festival of Tours in France and the Russian Winter Festival. He also has sung Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Bayreuth Festival and Amfortas in Parsifal with Franz Welser-Möst in Zurich.

Ronert Holl frequently collaborates with other musicians, including Peter Schreier for performances of Bach oratorios, and his wife, soprano Ellen van Lier, in Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.

His extensive discography for the Preiser label includes works by Pfitzner, Max Reger, Franz Schmidt, Schubert, and Wolf.

Source: Mariedi Anders Artists Management Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001); Matthias Hansen (Photo - November 2007)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Nikolaus Harnoncourt


BWV 82 (Excerpts), BWV 119, BWV 123, BWV 131, BWV 138, BWV 139, BWV 162, BWV 163, BWV 167, BWV 168, BWV 171, BWV 173, BWV 174, BWV 177, BWV 178, BWV 179, BWV 182, BWV 186, BWV 188, BWV 205, BWV 208, BWV 211 [DVD], BWV 212
BWV 232, BWV 243, BWV 244 [2nd, Jesus], BWV 244 [3rd, Jesus], BWV 245 [2-CD+Video], BWV 248 [Video]

Eugen Jochum


BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan


BWV 243 [DVD]

Benhard Klee


BWV 244

Peter Schreier


BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 248

Saulius Sondeckis


BWV 56, BWV 82, BWV 158

Links to other Sites

Robert Holl, Bass-Baritone – Biography (Mariedi Anders)
De Bassist Robert Holl (Operone) [German]
Robert Holl (Dutch Divas)
Robert Holl (AMG)
Arts at Argonne: Robert Holl

Schubert Masterclass 2000 open to the public
Holl, Robert - Der Bassist Interview [German]
Schubert Masterclass 2004
Robert Holl (R&B Artists) [German/English]
Robert Holl - biografia (Gulbenkian) [Portuguese]

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