About Christophe

Born: France

The French tenor, Christophe Einhorn, obtained a gold medal of singing with the Academy of Strasbourg, in the class of Elisabeth Dillenschneider. In parallel, his higher education lead to a degree in musicology. Thereafter, he particiaped in the Studio Versailles Opéra, directed by René Jacobs and Rachel Yakar. Since then, he has perfected his singing withErnst Haefliger, Nicolai Gedda and Scot Weir.

Christophe Einhorn made his debut on the stage in 1990 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, in Giasone by Cavalli. He has appeared in many roles thereafter: Acis in Acis and Galatée by George Frideric Handel, Beaver in Beaver et Pollux by Rameau, Clotarco in Armida and Nencio in Infedeltà Delusa by Haydn, Gift Henrique in Les Diamants de la couronne by Auber, Gonzalve in L’Heure Espagnole by Ravel, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss, up to the most contemporary compositions, such as les Nouvelles histoires sacrées produced by l’ARCAL.

Christophe Einhorn’s repertoire predilection remains however the oratorio: The Messiah by G.F. Handel, The Creation by Haydn, Elias and Lobgesang by Mendelsohn. Above all he is a specialist in J.S. Bach, including the oratorios, the cantatas, the Magnificat (BWV 243), the Mass in B minor (BWV 232), and the Passions which he regularly performs. After a performance of Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), the newspaper bernois der Bund, recognized him as a born Evangelist.

Christophe Einhorn has been invited to appear with numerous ensembles, including L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,Camerata Bern, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne & Ensemble vocal de Lausanne, SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, as well as with the Festivals of Schwetzingen, the Schleswig-Holstein and Bachfest Leipzig. He has worked, inter alia, withRoy Goodman, Hervé Niquet, René Jacobs, Christophe Coin, Leopold Hager, Pierre Cao, Michael Schneider, Martin Gester, Joshua Rifkin, Helmuth Rilling, and Michel Corboz.

In February 2002, he particpated in a tour to Japan with the Requiem of Mozart and Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) by J.S. Bach under the direction of Michel Corboz. Thereafter, he appeared in the Magic Flute by Mozart under the direction ofSigiswald Kuijken. In May 2004 he appeared at Bachfest Leipzig with Sigiswald Kuijken in a J.S. & Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach programme (also documented on DVD), and in June 2004, he sang under the direction of Marc Minkowskiat the Opera of Madrid.

To his credit are several radio, TV and CD recordings, including in particular: Beaver et Pollux by Rameau, Cantata BWV 78 and Messe BWV 236 by J.S. Bach, Stabat Mater by Beck, Renard and Les Noces by Igor Stravinsky, Le Mystère de la Nativité by Frank Martin, Les Diamants de la couronne by Auber, and Pierre le Grand by Grétry.

Source: Musique-Montagne, Lausanne, Suisse Website (2005), English translation by Aryeh Oron (January 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Michel Corboz


BWV 232 [5th, Video]

H. Dumas & T. Grégoire


BWV 244

Jean-François Frémont


BWV 4, BWV 12, BWV 106, BWV 131

Christophe Gesseney


BWV 94, BWV 243, BWV 245
DVD: BWV 245

Sigiswald Kuijken


DVD: BWV 11 [1st]

Mario Videla


DVD BWV 245 [Evangelist]

Links to other Sites

Artistes du stage 2005: stage chant choral d’été MUSIQUE-MONTAGNE, Lausanne, Suisse [French]
Christophe Einhorn, ténor (DBMedia) [French]

[Laudate-Chor] – Musiker und Solisten [French]
Ensemble Choral de la Cote: Christophe Einhorn [French]
Chor Ipsach – Willkommen auf der Homepage [German]