Bernhard Landauer was born in Innsbruck. Following his first concert and stage experience as soprano soloist with the Boys' Choir of Wilten Monastery (Innsbruck), Landauer studied voice at the Vienna Academy of Music under Helene Karusso and Kurt Equiluz. He received further training from Karl-Heinz Jarius in Frankfurt.
In addition to Early music performance, he is particularly interested in the interpretation of literature that is rather unusual for a countertenor. He has performed a number of such works, including Schubert's Winterreise, Krämerspiegel by Richard Strauss, the role of Fyodor in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and the Three Latin Prayers by Giacinto Scelsi. Performing world premieres of compositions by Alfred Schnittke and others he has also made contemporary music an important part of his work.
Landauer has performed on many European stages with different orchestras and musicians such as Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Robert King. He took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He has recorded more than 60 CDs and has been well received by critics.
From 1998 to 2004 Bernhard Landauer taught at the Department of Early Music at the Conservatory of Vienna, and since 2005 has been lecturer at the Austrian Master Classes. He has lived in Salzburg since 2000.
- The singer's official Website with schedule, audio-files, discography and photos
- G.Dufay-"Puisque vous estez campieur"-Bernhard Landauer-Ensemble Unicorn-Michael Posch