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Gerd Tuerk

Tenor

Gerd Türk began his vocal training as a member of the “LIMBURGER DOMSINGKNABEN“.  (Boys Choir of the Limburg Cathedral in Germany)He went on to study Music Education, Church Music and Choral Direction at the Frankfurt Conservatory of Music, amongst others with Helmuth Rilling and Arleen Auger.

After a two-year lectureship at the Speyer Institute of Church Music, Gerd Türk devoted his attention entirely to singing. Studies of Baroque Singing and Interpretation at the renowned “SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS“ (with René Jacobs and Richard Levitt) and Masterclasses with E.Haefliger, K.Equiluz, N. Shetler, amongst others, led to a career as sought-after soloist, touring in Europe, South-East Asia, Japan, North and South America, and Australia.

Gerd Türk has performed at the most prestigious concert halls, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonic, Palais Garnier Paris, Teatro Colón, Musikverein Wien, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center New York, under the baton of such conductors as Ph. Herreweghe, R. Jacobs, T. Koopman, J. Savall, M. Corboz, M. Suzuki, Fr. Brüggen  and others.

Mr. Türk has been member of various ensembles, amongst them “CANTUS COELLN“, Germany’s leading Vocal Group, and “GILLES BINCHOIS“ (France), renowned for it’s interpretation of Medieval Music.

Gerd Türk has also been active on the Opera stage, having been invited to perform in, amongst others, Montpellier, Innsbruck, Barcelona, Antwerp and Madrid.

With Sony, Erato, BIS, BMG, Virgin and harmonia mundi France labels, Gerd Türk has recorded more than 100 CDs, including all Bach Oratorios, Monteverdi’s Vespers, Mozart’s Requiem and Lieder by Carl Orff, which have received numerous awards. (Edison, Gramophone Award, Cannes Award, Grand Prix du Disque, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik)  He is regularly involved in the complete recordings of Bach‘s Vocal Music with the “BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN“, which have been highly acclaimed by the international press and the public.

Gerd Türk is currently holding a professorship at the “SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS“ in Basel/Switzerland and gives master classes in numerous countries, most notably Japan  (Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts), Germany, Spain and South Korea