Dominik Wörner studied church music, musicology, harpsichord, organ, and singing at the conservatories in Stuttgart, Fribourg, and Berne, notably with Jakob Stämpfli. In 2002, he won first prize in the vocal section of the International Bach Competition and a special prize from the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. He furthered his studies with a master class in song interpretation given by Irwin Gage in Zürich.
Highlights of Mr. Wörner’s recent seasons include Mendelssohn’s Saint Paul with Gächinger Kantorei and Bach-Collegium Stuttgart; a European tour with Collegium Vocale Gent and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Latvian State Choir in Tallinn; and Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and a performance of Bach’s secular cantatas with the Bach Collegium Japan in Tokyo. Among his upcoming performances are Bach’s Saint John Passion in Spain, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle in Estonia, Brahms’s A German Requiem in Zurich’s Tonhalle, and Saint Paul in Japan. This performance marks his debut under San Francisco Symphony auspices.
Mr. Wörner has released recordings of Winterreise and Schwanengesang with fortepiano accompaniment on the ARS label. He is the artistic director of the German-Japanese Lied Society in Tokyo, co-founder of the Sette Voci ensemble, and founder and artistic director of Kirchheimer Konzertwinter, a concert series in his home region of Pfalz, Germany.