Helmut Deutsch

Helmut Deutsch

Last updated: 06 April 2009

Jury member: Song Prize.

Helmut Deutsch was born in Vienna, where he studied piano, composition and musicology. He was awarded the Vienna Composition Prize for his creative achievements.

He has specialized in chamber music and Lieder accompaniment since his student days, and has played for many world-renowned instrumentalists, involving himself in all forms of chamber music.

His career as an accompanist began with the famous soprano Irmgard Seefried. Helmut Deutsch has since played for such renowned singers as Juliane Banse, Barbara Bonney, Grace Bumbry, Ileana Cotrubas, Brigitte Fassbaender, Angelika Kirchschlager, Rita Streich, Ruth Ziesak, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, Dietrich Henschel, Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Moser, Christoph Pregardien, Andreas Schmidt, Bo Skovhus, Bernd Weikl. For twelve years he was the regular recital partner of Hermann Prey.

Helmut Deutsch is a frequent guest at important music centres and festivals throughout the world and appears on many prize-winning recordings. From 1967-1979 he taught at the Vienna University of Music.

Currently Helmut Deutsch is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and regularly gives master classes in Europe and Japan.

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