Gerhard Radatz – Bass


Gerhard Radatz was born in Eisenstadt (Austria). After school he first studied computer science at the Technical University of Vienna.

He began his music education with piano at early childhood. Later he studied Organ with Ms. Elfi Stadlmann (Joseph Haydn Conservatoire, Eisenstadt), a major mentor figure who also initiated his interest in singing. After her early death he continued his organ studies with Thomas Schmögner.

He studied singing with KS Hilde Rössel-Majdan at the Goethe Conservatoire/Vienna and KS Wicus Slabbert, and attended master classes of Prof. Julia Hamari (Stuttgart), Prof. Walter Moore (Vienna) and Prof. Paul Hamburger (London).

Besides operatic and concert performances, Mr. Radatz also dedicates himself to church music and performs as a soloist in the major churches of Vienna (e.g. St. Stephens Cathedral, Calvary church, St. Peters church).

Gerhard Radatz received the Bayreuth Scholarship of the International Richard Wagner Foundation and was a finalist of the competition XXVIII Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera della Città di Finale Ligure «Palma d’Oro» (silver medal) as well as semifinalist of the competition Vox Artis Sibiu/Hermannstadt 2012 (Romania). He performed with renowned orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Selected Performances

Mr. Radatz acted in numerous performances, including:

  • Spreaker and Sarastro in „The magic flute“ (W.A. Mozart)
  • Bass soloist in numerous cantatas and oratorios, e.g. „St. John Passion“ and „St. Matthew Passion“ (J.S.Bach), „Stabat mater“ (G. Rossini), „The Seven Last Words of Christ“ (J. Haydn), „Stabat mater“ (J. Haydn), „Messias“ (G.F. Handel), St. Matthew Passion (H. Schütz)
  • Bass soloist in numerous masses of composers such as Fux, Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven etc. – e.g. in St. Stephens Cathedral Vienna (broadcast by Radio Stephansdom), conducted by maestros J. Ebenbauer and M. Landerer, and Calvary church, conducted by E. Zottele
  • Lied recitals with works of F. Schubert, R. Schumann, J. Brahms (including „Vier ernste Gesänge“, „Liebeslieder“), C. Loewe, A. Borodin, Hugo Wolf („Italienisches Liederbuch“), e.g. in Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna and in Haus Hofmannsthal
  • May 2007: Sarastro in „The magic flute“ in Tel Aviv/Israel. Performed in cooperation with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor: Zeev Dorman; Regie: Diana Kienast / Vienna State Opera)
  • July/August 2008: „Hermit“ in C.M. v. Webers „Freischütz“ at the open air arena of Rathen near Dresden
  • October 2008: Bass soloist in Verdis „Requiem“
  • March 2009: Bass soloist in „St. Matthew Passion“ (J.S.Bach), conducted by Elisabeth Zottele and Matthias Krampe
  • April 2009: Opening concert of the International Singing Competition Passau with scenes of Verdis „Nabucco“, Donizettis „Don Pasquale“ and Lieder by Strauss
  • October 2009: „Consiglio“ in „Rappresentazione di anima e di corpo“ (Emilio de’ Cavalieri), conducted by Dr. Rudolf Scholz (available on DVD)
  • November 2009: Bass soloist in the celebration concert for the 50. anniversary of the Complete Edition of Johann Joseph Fux' works, performed in the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • March 2010: Concert in St. Peters Church, Vienna with compositions by H. Schütz and J.S. Bach
  • Oktober 2011: Bass soloist in „The Seasons“ by Joseph Haydn
  • November 2013: Bass soloist in „Requiem“ by W.A.Mozart
  • April 2014: Bass soloist in „Mass in B minor“ by J.S.Bach