The Erfurt-born tenor Christoph Genz received his first musical training as a member of the St. Thomasâ€™ Boys Choir in Leipzig. He continued his studies in musicology at Kingâ€™s College Cambridge where he was also a member of Kingâ€™s College Choir. He studied voice under Hans-Joachim Beyer at the Hochschule fĂĽr Musik und Theater in Leipzig and with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
He won first prize at the International Singing Competition in Grimsby, England and the first prize at the International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig. Christoph Genz has been engaged for concerts, recitals and opera productions in Europe, Asia and the USA collaborating with such distinguished conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington, Ton Koopmann, Ingo Metzmacher, Marek Janowski, Markus Stenz, Ludwig GĂĽttler, Daniel Harding, Ivor Bolton, Frans BrĂĽggen, Marcus Creed, Thomas Hengelbrock, Helmut Rilling, Jesus Lopez-Coboz, Sigiswald Kuijken, Michail Jurowski, Peter Schreier, Masaaki Suzuki, Kent Nagano. His discography contains more than 50 CD and DVD recordings of operas, oratorios, songs and arias. He has given recitals at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Louvre in Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Schubertiade in Hohenems/Feldkirch, Verbier, Davos, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival and the Sviatoslav Richter Festival in Moscow.Â He recently sang the three Schubert song cycles at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Plans for 2013 include a production of Vivaldi's 'Farnace' at the Florence opera house (Maggio Musicale), performances of 'New Angels' (a production of Bach-Arias by Frank Hoffmann) at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, concerts at the Munich Philharmonie, GrossmĂĽnster ZĂĽrich, King's College Cambridge, Konzerthaus BrĂĽgge, Gewandhaus Leipzig, recitals in Montreal as well as a return to the Hamburg State Opera for a new production (by John Neumeier) of Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Hamburg Ballett.
Â In 2010 he made his Hong Kong debut with the Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra in Bachâ€™s Mass in B Minor.