Georg Poplutz & Rudolf Lutz

Biography Georg Poplutz & Rudolf Lutz

Georg Poplutz & Rudolf LutzGeorg Poplutz & Rudolf Lutz

Georg Poplutz
is very highly esteemed for his expressive and sensitive interpretations of the art song and oratorio repertoire. He regularly appears in the top festivals, important churches, and concert halls at home and abroad. Among the many broadcasts and by now approximately 100 CDs and DVDs that feature Poplutz as soloist are cantata recordings for the J. S. Bach Stiftung of St. Gallen with Rulolf Lutz, as well as numerous works for the Heinrich Schutz Complete Edition directed by Hans-Christian Rademann, which in 2020 was honoured by Opus Klassik. Poplutz is also in demand as an ensemble singer and performs with the Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble under Arno Paduch. He also sang in Konrad Junghänel’s Cantus Cölln until it dissolved in 2022. After earning his teaching diploma in Münster and Dortmund, the Arnsberg (Westfalia) born Poplutz commenced vocal studies in Frankfurt am Main and Cologne under Berthold Possemeyer, Rainer Hoffmann, and Christoph Prégardien, and played in the Menuhin “Live Music Now” series. He has received vocal coaching from Carol Meyer- Bruetting for several years. In 2009 Poplutz won the Frankfurt Mendelssohn special prize for “his outstanding achievements in concert singing”. Art song performance is one of his specialties, and he collaborates with Hilko Dumno, his piano partner of many years, his organ partner Jürgen Banholzer, and guitarists Antje Asendorf &Stefan Hladek, all of whom can be heard on recordings. That Georg Poplutz has now been able to collaborate with pianist and composer Rudolf Lutz and has sung, and yes, experienced, lieder with him has been very meaningful, and an extra stroke of fortune!

Rudolf Lutz
is in international demand, at home both in Baroque music as well as the classic-romantic repertoire. His word as a conductor, pianist, organist, harpsichordist, chamber musician, composer, improviser, and teacher has received many awards including the STAB Foundation for Western Ethics prize for his life’s work in 2015, and the renowned Swiss Culture Prize in 2019. In 2021 he received an honourary Doctorate from the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Theology. In 2006, Rudolf Lutz was appointed artistic director of the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen. This foundation has aimed to record, under his steady guidance, the complete vocal music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Lutz is in demand as a specialist in historical improvisation practice in concerts and workshops. A quiet passion of his is to accompany lieder performances, a passion he has been allowed to indulge in for this recording with the highly regarded chamber singer Georg Poplutz.

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