Tilman Lichdi received his first singing lessons at the age of 18 from Alois Treml, member of the Opera in Stuttgart. Yet he opted first for the trumpet, an instrument which he studied for fours years with Prof. Günther Beetz in Mannheim and only in 1999 did he definitely switch over to continue singing lessons with Prof. Charlotte Lehman in Würzburg. Tilman Lichdi, very quickly, established himself as one of the most distinguished interpreters of Bach’s oratorios and of the Lied repertoire. He worked the latter in master classes of Dr. Ernst-Huber Contwig, Prof. Helmut Deutsch and Prof. Peter Schreier. Tilman Lichdi is giving concerts all over Europe, the USA and South America with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Christoph Prick, Bernhard Labadie, Ton Koopman, Martin Haselböck, Christoph Poppen, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Jörg Straube, Friedrich Haider, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Klaus Peter Flor and Michail Pletnev. Since the 2005/6 season member of the Staatstheater Nürnberg with Christof Perrick as Music Director, Tilman Lichdi has been invited as guest to sing in Würzburg, Munich, Flensburg, Kaiserslautern, Mannheim, Bremen, as well as in France at the Théâtre du Châtelet, his repertoire being all of the Mozart operas, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, and Bellini’s I Puritani. Tilman Lichdi made his USA debut this March 2010 with the Chicago Symphony in Bach's St. John Passion under the baton of Bernard Labadie. “One can go a lifetime without hearing the Evangelist sung as well as by Tilman Lichdi, and I’m not forgetting Peter Schreier,” echoed the Chicago Press for his brilliant performance in Chicago. In December 2010 will follow Lichdi’s debut with the New York Philharmonic in Messia, again under the baton of Bernard Labadie. In June 2010 Tilman Lichdi will record ‘Boulevard Solitude’ by Henze in the frame of the Ruhr Festival 2010, followed by a tour through Asia with Schumann’s Dichterliebe and a concert version of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the direction of Bernard Labadie with concerts in Toulouse, Valencia and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Tom Koopman then will tour Tilman Lichdi through Europe with the Mozart Requiem and the St. John Passion in January and April 2011. In March 2011 Tilman Lichdi can be heard in a staged version of Handel’s Messiah in Paris/Théâtre du Châtelet, under the direction of Martin Haselböck.