20th Karlsruhe Dialogues - Speakers



Cornelius Lewenberg


Cornelius Lewenberg was born in Stuttgart and was a member of the children’s choir of the Stuttgart State Opera, as well as the Stuttgart Youth Opera.

In 2007 he became a young student under Prof. Thomas Pfeiffer at the Stuttgart University of Music. Since 2010, he has been studying at the Karlsruhe University of Music under Prof. Friedemann Röhlig. He receives additional support and motivation in the domain of lied interpretation from Prof. Hartmut Höll and Prof. Mitsuko Shirai. In spring 2013 he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts under Prof. Markus Eiche. He performed Prof. Wolfgang Rihm’s ‘Neue Alexanderlieder’ in collaboration with the composer.

Numerous engagements have already led him, among other places, to the Darmstadt State Theatre, to England for the role of Starveling in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and to both Bad Wildbad and the Mannheim National Theatre for the Rossini Festival. He has also performed with the Krakow Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Darmstadt, the Bamberg Chamber Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra.

In 2011 Cornelius Lewenberg was a Fellow of the Karlsruhe Richard Wagner Association, and in 2012 he received funding from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since 2013 he has been a Fellow of the Da Ponte-Stiftung in Darmstadt. In 2014 he and his song partner Adrian Fischer were winners at the Baden Cultural Fund Competition for the best interpretation of a work by Wolfgang Rihm.