Tenor Stefan Berghammer was born in Braunau/Inn (Austria) in 1970. After initially studying piano at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, he then gained a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was taught by Ian Partridge. Stefan belongs to a group of singing teachers who impart the method applied by Maestro David Jones (the Swedish/Italian School of Singing), and his knowledge of this technique is broadened by regular study with Jones.
Stefan has sung many solo roles in oratorio, particularly in Bach’s Passions, but also in Monteverdi’s Maria Vespers, for instance. He also has considerable opera experience. His roles include Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Dr. Blind in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, but he has also appeared in the Sound of Music Show and My Fair Lady in Salzburg.
As well as working for the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Stefan regularly sings with the Huelgas Ensemble under Paul Van Nevel.
He has won various singing prizes, including the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, the Croft Original Prize for Early Music, and a prize from the St. John’s Festival Choir Oratorio Singing Competition in London. With the Huelgas Ensemble Stefan won numerous prices in recent years, such as the Edison Klassik Price 2007, the Echo Klassiek Preis 2010, the Clef de Mois Resmusica 2014, Diapason D’or 2014, Choc de Classica 2014, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2014 and the Diapason d’Or l’Année 2014.