Group Members

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Andreas Burkhart

Andreas Burkhart (baritone) was an alto soloist in Tölzer Knabenchor from 1992 to 1999. After he won Germany's national competition “Jugend Musiziert“ in the category voice solo he started his vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. The baritone, who has already won several other singing competitions, is a permanent member of the Bavarian Radio Choir. As a soloist, he has performed at Berlin National Opera and the Cuvilliés-Theatre in Munich. Additionally, he has already presented a Lieder recital at Beethoven Festival in Bonn.

Andreas has been a member of the Nostalphoniker since 2008.

Marko Cilic

Marko Cilic (tenor I) was born in Zagreb (Croatia) and grew up in Munich. He gained his first musical experiences as a member of Tölzer Knabenchor, with whom he performed as a solo singer on international stages. After graduating school, he studied sociology at LMU Munich, as well as voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. The founding member of Nostalphoniker has taken part in numerous performances at Leipzig Opera, with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Carl Orff Festival in Andechs and many more.

Peter Cismarescu

Peter Cismarescu (baritone/tenor III) started his career as a solo singer at an early age as a member of Tölzer Knabenchor. The founding member of the Nostalphoniker studied voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He was a finalist at 24th International Robert Stolz Singing Competition and has already had the opportunity to perform many roles, from the classical opera repertoire by composers like W.A. Mozart, Johann Strauß as well as Kurt Weill and he also took part in performances of modern works. He performed as a solo singer in Prinzregententheater Munich and State Theatre at Gärtnerplatz in Munich, at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and many more and also took part in Kurt-Weill Festival in Dessau.

Benedikt Eder (Bariton in Residence)

Benedikt Eder (baritone) bacame a member of the Nostalphoniker on their tour through Bavaria in 2016. From 2008 till 2011 he was a member of Bayerischer Landesjugendchor (Bavarian national youth choir) and Bayerische Singakademie (Bavarian Academy for Singing). He started his vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and he currently takes part in the musical theater programme at Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding. In addition to regular guest appearances in opera productions, he has also took part at Bachwoche of Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. In 2012, he bacame a fellow  of  the foundation "Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now".

Jan C. Golch

Jan C. Golch (piano & arrangements) received his first piano lessons at the age of four. After graduating school, the founding member of Nostalphoniker studied literary studies and musicology at the LMU in Munich, in addition to his work as piano accompanist and arranger. Since 2010 he has been a research assistant at LMU München as well as chairman of the Society of the Friends of Musicology Munich. He is currently writing a doctoral thesis on questions of music aesthetics and gives lectures and holds seminars on music and film history as well as on questions of literary studies.

Marc Megele

Marc Megele (tenor II) studied the oboe at Cologne University of Music, engineering at TU Munich and voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He sang roles in productions at, among others, Prinzregententheater Munich and the opera off-scene in Munich. Beyond that, he focuses intensively on the Lied and oratorio repertoire at events such as Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele. He has performed with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Marc Megele has been a member of Nostalphoniker since 2008.

Markus Scharpf

Markus Scharpf (bass) gathered his first musical experience with the violin and played with several orchestras. From 2004 to 2009, he dedicated himself intensively to singing as a member of Bayerische Sing Akademie. After he started his vocal studies at Innsbruck Conservatory, he returned to his hometown of Munich, where he started filling in regularly for the bass position with the Nostalphoniker. He is a member of the Philharmonic Choir Munich and the extra choir of the Bavarian Radio Choir.

Markus Scharpf has been a regular member of the Nostalphoniker since 2012, when his predecessor, Tareq Nazmi, became a member of the ensemble of Bavarian State Opera Munich.