Wolfram Lattke



The German tenor, Wolfram Lattke, has already received his first singing training at age 7.. As a boy soprano he was a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor and later the Thomanerchor Leipzig, where he spent the next years of his life and enjoyed an extensive musical education. After a formative period in the choir in the home of J.S. Bach, Wolfram Lattke received singing lessons with Bernd-Siegfried Weber (Leipzig) and completed then a vocal studies from 1998 to 2004 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig with Professor Hans-Joachim Beyer, who connects with him until now in a valuable creative collaboration. Further impetus he received by attending master-classes with Horst Günter and Peter Schreier. Since 1995 he is member of the renowned vocal soloist Ensemble Amarcord.

Many engagements have taken Wolfram Lattke in recent years throughout Europe, North and Central America, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and the Middle East. He is a regular guest at the world’s major concert halls. In April 2002 he won as a member of the Ensemble Amarcord the German Music Competition.

Wolfram Lattke has performed with leading ensembles and conductors, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Münchener Rundfunkorchester, Kölner Akademie, London International Piano Quintet, Thomanerchor Leipzig directed by Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller, Dresdner Kreuzchor under Kreuzkantor Roderich Kreile, Lawrence Foster, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, John Mauceri, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Joshua Rifkin and his Bach Ensemble (USA), Trinity Baroque (UK), Hilliard Ensemble (UK) His repertoire includes ensemble and Lieder literature of all periods, mostly the oratorio and cantata, J.S. Bach’s works and oratorios and Passions of Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, but also of the 17th and 20th centuries.

Recent concert engagements have already taken him in the 2009-2010 season to the Europäischen Musikfest in Stuttgart (Germany, Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato (Mexico, Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío in Managua (Nicaragua), Teatro Nacional Panama City, Festival Varaždinske barokne večeri in Varaždin (Croatia), Festival van Vlaanderen (Belgium), MusicFest Vancouver (Canada), Bachwoche Ansbach (Germany), the Berliner Philharmonie and the Philharmonie St. Petersburg, with J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) conducted by Riccardo Chailly at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Florence (Italy), at the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, in Denmark, Great Britain, France, Costa Rica, Korea, Bulgaria and the USA. Further invitations in 2010 include: the Thüringer Bachwochen (Germany), Festival Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Festival de La Chaise-Dieu (France), again the Rheingau Musikfestival (Germany), Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium, and Austria, Sweden, Russia and the USA.

Various CD recordings and radio recordings document his artistic work. Recordings with him in 2010 include: a reconstructed version of J.S. Bach’s Markus-Passion (BWV 247) with Kölner Akademie (Carus Verlag), “Musikalischen Exequien” (Raumklang Edition), and J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Riccardo Chailly.