German Countertenor Matthias Daehling is currently a member of the 2023/24 Monteverdi Choir 'Apprentices' under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He is in-demand as a soloist and ensemble singer in Germany and across Europe.
He recently graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Sally Burgess and deepened his vocal training in regular lessons with Michael Chance.
Prior to that, he also graduated with top honors from his Bachelor's degree with Mark Tucker at the HfMT Hamburg in 2021.
In October 2021, Matthias Dähling made his stage debut in a new production of Shostakovich's "The Nose" at the Bavarian State Opera under Vladimir Jurowski. In the 2023/24 season, he returns to the Bavarian State Opera for a revival of the piece.
Matthias is passionate about song repertoire and increasing the recognition for the countertenor voice in this area. He has been part of the 2022/23 'Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange’ and appeared in recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London and the Salle Cortot in Paris.
Zu seinen jüngsten Auftritten zählen Konzerte in der Laeiszhalle Hamburg mit dem Hamburger Knabenchor und dem Philharmonischen Staatsorchester Hamburg unter der Leitung von Luiz de Godoy sowie die Aufführung von Bach Kantaten im Palau de la Música Catalana mit dem Bach-Collegium Barcelona unter der Leitung von Pau Jorquera. Mehrere CD-Projekte, u.a. mit dem dem Neumeyer Consort als Teil der Gutenberg Soloists unter der Leitung von Felix Koch, befinden sich in Produktion.
Matthias Dähling began his musical education at the age of 7, learning violin, later piano and viola. In 2020, he completed his Bachelor's degree in viola with Prof. Boris Faust at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
In 2016, he began his artistic education as a countertenor with Yvi Jänicke at the same university. From early 2019, he continued his singing studies with Mark Tucker.
In the 2022/23 academic year, he was an RCM Award Holder as well as a DAAD scholar. From 2018 to 2020, he received a scholarship from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. During this time, he also regularly performed in concerts with pianist LvJie Zhang, organized by "Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now e.V.".
He deepened his vocal studies in lessons with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Gabriele Fuchs and Max Emanuel Cencic as well as in master classes with Michael Chance, Daniel Taylor, Ian Partridge, Deborah York, Lynne Dawson and Philippe Jaroussky.
Since 2016 he has been studying privately with German alto Ulla Groenewold in Hamburg, Germany.