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Markus Ullmann
Markus Ullmann  

B108035   B 108 035 / B 108 050
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
3CD-box / 2DVD-Audio-box & Bonus Material
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Markus Ullmann was born in Olbernau just outside Dresden, he got introduced to music as a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor at a very early age. After attending the Dresden Music Academy, where he studied with Hartmut Zabel and Margret Trappe-Wiel, he continued his studies with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Berlin. After graduating with honors in "Lied", "Concert" and "Opera", he has been working in various German opera houses, at the same time performing in concerts and lieder recitals, which he eventually became ever more devoted to. This devotion earned him performances in that field: The Salzburg Mozart Weeks, the Feldkirch Schubertiade, the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Settimane Bach Milan, the Prague Spring Festival, the Dresden Musikfestspiele, the Leipzig Bach Festival and the Savonlinna Festival in Finland to name but a few. At those and other occasions he performed with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresdner Staatskapelle, the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and other major orchestras. He cooperated with conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Leopold Hager, Frieder Bernius, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Sylvain Cambreling, Christoph Poppen, Marcus Creed, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Karl-Friedrich Beringer, Ivor Bolton and last but not least Peter Schreier, with whom he established an especially close working relationship.
Highlights of his numerous CD recordings include Schubert’s Mass in A flat major conducted by Peter Schreier, Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Frieder Bernius, as well as Bach’s Magnificat in E flat major and the Christmas Oratorio conducted by Helmuth Rilling. In 2001 he also gave his debut with two lieder recitals at the London Wigmorehall and he appeared at the Salzburg Festival for the first time. In addition to that, he has started cooperating with Sir Neville Marriner and Kent Nagano.