Born in 1978, the Austrian tenor Daniel Johannsen is one of the most sought-after Evangelists and Bach interpreters of his generation. The prizewinner at the Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Hilde Zadek and Wigmore Hall Competitions studied voice with Margit Klaushofer and Robert Holl in Vienna and participated in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda and Christa Ludwig. Since his debut in 1998, appearances have taken him to the major musical centres of Europe, North America, Japan and the Middle East; he appears at leading festivals (Styriarte Festival in Graz, La Folle Journée, Prague Spring), performing under such distinguished conductors as Sir Neville Marriner and Bertrand de Billy. The lyric tenor is engaged by such theatres as the Munich State Theater on Gärtnerplatz, the Leipzig Opera, and the Vienna Volksoper. Song recitals are a central focus in the work of the singer who collaborates with such pianists as David Lutz, Burkhard Kehring and Helmut Deutsch.