The German tenor, Andreas Karasiak, studied voice at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz with Prof. Claudia Eder, with whom he continues to work. Concurrently he also studied Baroque music with René Jacobs in Basel. In 1998 he was prizewinner at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang (Federal Singing Competition) in Berlin.
Andreas Karasiak was engaged as lyric tenor at the National Theater in Mannheim from the 1999-2000 through the 2001-2002 seasons. There he sang roles such as Tamino, Ferrando, Belmonte, Jaquino, Alfred (Fledermaus), Schwan (Carmina burana), Testo (Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Monteverdi) and Uriel (The Creation). He has also appeared at the opera houses in Stuttgart, Braunschweig, Oldenburg, Mainz, Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden and Weimar and has worked with directors such as Katharina Thalbach and George Tabori.
Andreas Karasiak has performed under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Frieder Bernius, Marcus Creed, Helmuth Rilling, Hermann Max, Sylvain Cambreling, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe, Michael Hofstetter, Christoph Spering, Jun Märkl, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Michael Schneider, Adam Fischer and Pierre Cao. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Lirica di Cagliari, Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Munich Bach Orchestra, SWR (South Western Broadcasting Corporation) Radio Orchestra, as well as with the Dresden Kreuzchor, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Knabenchor Hannover, Collegium Vocale Gent and RIAS Chamber Choir.
Numerous broadcast recordings with ensembles such as La Stagione Frankfurt, the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, the RIAS Chamber Choir and the Thomanerchor Leipzig testify to the high quality of his creative output.
Future engagements for 2002-2003 include tours with Philippe Herreweghe, concerts with David Zinman (Zürich / L.v. Beethoven's C major Mass / Tonhalle Orchester Zürich), with Frieder Bernius (Dortmund & Oberhausen / ChorWerkRuhr / Haydn Harmoniemesse), Michael Schneider (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht & Eindhoven / La Stagione Frankfurt / J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232)), Bruno Weil (Salzburg / Tafelmusik Toronto / W.A. Mozart), Philippe Herreweghe (Amsterdam / Royal Concertgebouw / J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) (arias) and his debut at the Basel Theater under Konrad Junghänel (Jupiter in George Frideric Handel┤s Semele).