Where do I come from?
I come from Osterhofen in Bavaria.
Why do I sing?
There is nothing better than when everything is just right on stage; the feeling you get in such a special moment is just one of the reasons why I sing.
And what do I like apart from singing?
I love to do sports, to eat and to smoke a pipe.
My own personal musical highlight?
A Lied recital with Gerold Huber stepping in for Anna Lucia Richter at the Danish festival Hindsgavl.
Don’t postpone the happiness to tomorrow.
Jonas Müller is an internationally requested concert singer. As such, he has recently worked with conductors such as Frieder Bernius, Christoph Poppen, Jos van Immerseel and Hansjörg Albrecht. He has performed various solo roles in the great oratorios at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Munich Isarphilharmonie, the Herkulessaal of the Residenz and the Hamburg Laeiszhalle.
At the Kammeroper München in 2022 he sang Count Almaviva from Mozart’s Figaro at Munich’s Cuvilliés Theatre. With the Hofkapelle München and under Rüdiger Lotter’s baton, he gave the role of Lubano in „Der Stein der Weisen“ in the same year. In May 2021 Müller made his operatic debut as Papageno in a production at HMT Munich.
Lied singing is of great importance to the young baritone, which is supported by his close collaboration with the renowned pianist Gerold Huber. With the guitar duo Tomasi-Musso, which performs all over the world, he developed a new version of Schubert’s Winterreise for this special instrumentation. He further refined his interpretation skills at master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Robert Holl and Ian Bostridge. The baritone is a scholarship holder of the Liedakademie of the Heidelberger Frühling under the direction of Thomas Hampson. He has also been attending Prof. Christian Gerhaher’s Lied class since 2022. Jonas Müller is part of the „Lied the future” scheme, promoted by the Associació Franz Schubert Barcelona and supported by the Fundación Banco Sabadell. This program proposes Jonas Müller masterclasses with Christoph Prégardien and also facilitates concert performances in Spain.
Jonas Müller was born in Deggendorf in 1999, spent his childhood in nearby Osterhofen and graduated in 2017 from the musical St. Gotthard-Gymnasium in Niederalteich, where he received extensive training in classical piano playing. From 2017 to 2019 he was a student of Prof. Daniela Sindram at the Pre-College of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. In October 2019, he began his Bachelor of Music with Prof. Lars Woldt at HMT Munich.
From childhood, ensemble singing was an important part of his singing identity and laid the foundation for his development. During his school years he sang in the boys‘ choir of the Benedictine Abbey of Niederalteich, the „Pueri Cantores Altahensis“. Later he gained experience as a singer with the „Kammerchor Stuttgart“, the ensemble „Lauschwerk“ and the „Audi – Jugendchor Akademie“.
The young baritone won first prize in the young category of the Louis Spohr Competition in 2018 and the Dan-Canto Prize, an international singing competition based in Copenhagen, in 2019. In 2020 he received the Sponsorship Prize of the Konzertgesellschaft München e.V. and the Sponsorship Prize for Culture, awarded by his hometown Osterhofen. Since 2021 Jonas Müller has been a scholarship holder at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V. and Fritz Wunderlich Gesellschaft e.V.; in the same year he received a grant from the Hans und Eugenia Jütting-Stiftung Stendal. In 2022/23 he is a scholarship holder of the Thomas Gotthold Greinwald Foundation. In May 2023, together with Anna Gebhardt, he won the competition for the music prize of Kulturkreis Gasteig in the category „Liedduo“.