Jan Kobow, tenor
Jan Kobow was born in Berlin. In 1998 he won the first price at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig. He performes with conductors like Frieder Bernius, Frans Brüggen, Marcus Creed, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Robert King, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Philippe Pierlot, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Masaaki Suzuki, Daniel Reuss and Markus Stenz. He made his debut in the title role of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Les Talens Lyriques under the baton of Christophe Rousset.
Jan Kobow feels a strong attachment to the German song. Five recordings of Lieder were released on CD. He also performs with noted fortepiano specialists such as Kristian Bezuidenhout and Christoph Hammer. In 2009 he was guest at the Cité de la Musique in Paris with Jerome Hantai and at the Musashino Cultural Foundation in Tokyo for several recitals with Kaori Muraji.
As an opera singer he was guest at the Boston Early Music Festival and at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. With this production he gave guest performances in the Lincoln Center New York.
Jan Kobow has been engaged for numerous CD productions and broadcasts. Several of his recordings have received the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. He participated in the recording of the complete cantatas of J.S. Bach ("Bach Cantata Pilgrimage") under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner.