Where do I come from?
From the not always beautiful but very vibrant Berlin.
Why do I sing?
Singing has been a lifelong companion, and I can hardly fathom a life without it.
And what do I like apart from singing?
Good food, swimming, cycling, reading, red wine, and engaging discussions.
My own personal musical highlight?
It's hard to say, but an important spark on the path to my vocal studies was my role as a boy soloist in the production of "La Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo" at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater in 2012.
Where there's a will, there's a way...
Raphael Riebesell (*2000) is a baritone born and raised in Berlin. From the age of 6, he was a member of the State and Cathedral Choir Berlin. Under the guidance of Prof. Kai-Uwe Jirka, he gained his first experiences as a choir singer and (boy) soloist. From 2017 to 2019, he was a young student at the Julius Stern Institute of the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) studying with Prof. Jochen Großmann and won the 1st prize at the 55th Federal Competition „Jugend musiziert“ in the summer of 2018. From 2019 to 2023, he studied at UdK with Beatrice Niehoff and Prof. Elisabeth Werres and spent the winter semester of 2021/22 at the Conservatoire National de Paris in the class of Isabelle Guillaud-Kalvar. Currently, he is continuing his studies in the Master at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich under the guidance of KS Prof. Christiane Iven. Raphael Riebesell is scholarship holder of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
In addition to art song and oratorio, the young singer takes interest in ensemble singing. Being member of the vocal quartet „German Gents“ allows him to explore this passion.