Born in Weimar, Germany, Matthias Goerne studied in Leipzig, withemelisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He is a regular guest at renowned festivals and concert halls including Carnegie Hall, New York and Wigmore Hall. His musical partners have included inent pianists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alfred Brendel and Christoph Eschenbach. Matthias Goerne has since performed with leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the French National Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Dresden Staatskapelle. Last season's highlights included tours and guestemperformances throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.Matthias Goerne made his opera debut at the Salzburg Festival in1997 as Papageno under Christoph von Dohnanyi, and has gone on to perform on principal opera stages in the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro Real in Madrid, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan. Next season's highlights include appearances at the Salzburg Festival, the Paris National Opera, the Vienna State Opera House and Wozzeck at the Met. His most recent recordings include Beethovens Ninth Symphony under Paavo Jarvi, Bach Cantatas with Hilary Hahn, Z linsky's Lyric Symphony with the Orchestre de Paris, and a series of Schubert songs for harmonia mundi.