Anton Kirchhhoff


Lyric baritone Anton Kirchhoff commenced his musical journey in his hometown of Cologne at the age of six, starting with the violin. Three years later, he embraced the piano as his secondary instrument and, not long afterward, received his first singing lesson. In parallel to his studies on the violin and piano, he forged a path into the world of music by establishing himself as a boy soprano, discovering in the process a deep love of singing.

One of the pivotal moments that deeply influenced his passion for opera was his role as Miles in Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" at the Cologne Opera. This experience left an indelible mark on his artistic development, fuelling his desire to explore the operatic world further.

An important part of Anton’s musical work centres around Art Song. His passion for German Lied, in particular, was profoundly influenced by his mentorships with Benjamin Appl, Christoph Prégardien and Robert Holl. November 2020 found him embarking on a collaborative venture with pianist Jou-an Chen. Most recently, having received a scholarship, they took part in the music festival LiedBasel where they performed in the final concert of the week. In April of this year, they will be participating in the Young Artist Programme of Leeds Lieder.

In the summer of 2023, Anton completed his Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance with top honours under the guidance of Thomas Laske at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf.

He is currently studying on the MA programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under Susan Waters and Joseph Middleton.

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