Baritone Yaron Windmueller was born in Israel to parents who had emigrated from Germany. He studied music in Tel Aviv, Munich, and Italy, and his teachers and mentors have included the eminent Swiss tenor Ernst Haefliger and the noted British bass Malcolm King. Windmueller made his professional debut in 1982 in Gluck’s Armide at the Spitalfields Festival in London (in a production staged by Wolf Siegfried Wagner and conducted by Richard Hickox), and he has also appeared in opera in Munich, Braunschweig, Augsburg, Bonn, and with the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. In concert he has sung Frank Martin’s Six Monologues from “Jedermann” and the world premiere of Aribert Reimann’s Kumi ori. But it is as a lieder singer, with accompanists including Eschenbach, Robert Levin, and Axel Bauni, that he has probably attracted the greatest attention. In addition to his active performance schedule, Windmueller is a professor at the Hochschule in Saarbrücken, Germany, and since 2000 he has been artistic director of the Tel Aviv opera studios of the New Israeli Opera.
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