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Liviu Holender*

Austrian baritone Liviu Holender studied the piano at the Vienna Conservatory and the clarinet at the Vienna University of Music. At the Prima la musica Federal Competition he won first prize in the chamber music category. He was a member of the Opera School for Children at the Vienna State Opera, where he appeared in a number of roles, including the Shepherd in Tosca. Since 2013 he has been taught by Karlheinz Hanser at Vienna’s University of Music and privately by Wicus Slabbert. He also studied law at the University of Vienna.

Liviu Holender made his debut as Falke (Die Fledermaus) in a University of Music production at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre in 2015. He also appeared as Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Romanian National Operas in Timişoara and Bucharest, before making his debut at the Vienna Volksoper during the 2016/17 season as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.

Liviu Holender appears regularly as a soloist in oratorios in St Peter’s Abbey in Salzburg. Concert engagements during the 2018/19 season include Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frederic Chaslin. In 2019 he will be heard as the baritone soloist in Brahms’s German Requiem with the Robert Schumann Philharmonic.

Since 2017/18 he has been a member of the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, where his roles have included Count Eberbach in Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte). For the Bucharest National Opera he has sung Silvio (Pagliacci) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro). In 2018/19 he will sing Marcello (La bohème), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and the Secretary in Henze’s Der junge Lord in Munich and will also appear as Falke at the Chemnitz Theatre.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Liviu Holender is singing Papageno in The Magic Flute for Children.

Current as of July 2018

Liviu Holender*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Liviu Holender*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Liviu Holender*