Austrian baritone Benno Schollum studied at the University of Music & the Performing Arts in Vienna, and has held a teaching post there for 40 years, as well as annual master classes since its inception at the Franz Schubert Institute in 1978. He has been a guest professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, at London's Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. He combines teaching with an active singing career with repertoire extending from the great oratorios to opera, operetta, musicals, lieder, chansons and Viennese music. He has performed around the globe with among others the Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony with conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Philippe Entremont, Adam Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Vladimir Fedoseyev and James Judd. He played the role of Kuno in the movie of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz and has recorded Schubert’s Winterreise, Haydn’s Creation, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Schubert Masses and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
Books by Benno Schollum