BIOGRAPHY

TIBOR BROUWER,

born and raised in Stuttgart, works and lives in Munich since 2012.

 

Since his earliest childhood he sang in various ensembles and choirs, including the Hymnus Chorknaben Stuttgart, Knabenchor Belcanto Stuttgart (here already as soprano soloist in concerts and CD productions), later in the Junger Süddeutscher Kammerchor, in the opera choir of the Young Opera of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, with the Athos Ensemble and in the Vocalensemble Rastatt. As a member of these ensembles and as a soloist, he has made various CD productions for Carus/SWR, Kreuz-Verlag, Hänssler Classic, various radio and TV productions for HR, BR, SWR, DLF, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radio France and many others. Participations and prizes at festivals and competitions such as Festival Mulhouse (F), Stiftsmusikfest Stuttgart, Festival Rheinvokal, Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart, Les Dominicains (F), Europäische Kirchenmusik Schwäbisch Gmünd, 1. Prizes at the European Youth Music Festival (Neerpelt, B), European Youth Choir Festival (Thessaloniki, GR), Golden Diploma of the International Choir Festival Musica Mundi (Budapest, HUN), 1st Prizes at the Festival International des Choeurs d’Enfants (Nantes, F) and 1st Prizes at Jugend Musiziert.

 

He received cello lessons from the age of 5, later piano lessons with Andreas Harbauer, Prof. Bernhard Epstein and singing lessons from his early youth with Giesela Aulmann, later with Prof. Dunja Vejzović. He finished his school education early and studied singing at the University of Music Karlsruhe in the class of Prof. Donald Litaker with a scholarship from the Hilde Zadek Foundation. He he attended master classes of Hilde Zadek, Udo Reinemann, Anne Le Bozec, Markus Hadulla and Malcolm Walker and studied in the Lied class of Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai. During his singing career he was coached by Renata Parussel and Riccardo Lombardi.

 

Engagements as an opera singer (baritone) led him to houses and festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, to the Bayreuth Baroque Festival, to the Opera Festival Schloss Glatt, to the Gasteig Munich, Konzerthaus Karlsruhe, Liederhalle Stuttgart and many others.

 

On the opera stage Tibor Brouwer could be seen in roles such as Papageno (The Magic Flute), Silvio (Pagliacci), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Herr Fluth (The Merry Wives of Windsor), later also in dramatic roles such as Tomski (Queen of Spades), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) or Scarpia (Tosca). A central opera in his repertoire is Mozart’s Don Giovanni; in addition to numerous performances as Masetto and Leporello, he embodied the title role in more than 90 performances, most recently in 2016 at the Theater für Niedersachsen.

 

Tibor Brouwer has worked with renowned conductors such as Jaques Delacôte, Justin Brown, Alicja Mounk, Alexander Soddy, Werner Seitzer, Holger Speck, Jörg Halubek or Pavel Baleff and directors such as Sebastian Nübling, Knut Weber, Georg Köhl, Marcus Everding, Bruno Klimek, Georg Blüml, Robert Tannenbaum, Achim Thorwald and Dominique Mentha.

 

Further, he also dealt intensively with the art song. For example, with the pianist Matthias Alteheld, he performed Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” in a song recital at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. He has sung this cycle increasingly in the orchestral version, most recently Munich in 2016. He has also worked as a freelance voice teacher in Karlsruhe and Munich.

 

After a first tour of Japan in 2015, he became “Baritone in Residence” of the vocal ensemble Nostalphoniker in 2018, who are dedicated to the music of the Comedian Harmonists. With this formation he is still regularly on stage.

 

Since 2011, in addition to his singing activities, he worked as a freelance Artist Manager for Scenic Tours and was responsible for the artistic direction of more than 40 events per season at the Baroque Residence Rastatt, the Baroque Palace Mannheim and the Schwetzingen Palace, as well as for the organization of his own concerts and recitals.

 

In 2018, he ended his opera and concert career.
Since then, he has been worked as an Artist Manager at Hilbert Artists Management GmbH in Munich and is entrusted with the management and consulting of classical music artists at the highest international level.