German Tenor Björn Christian Kuhn,
graduated from the Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, in Musical Theater (singing, acting, dancing) with Prof. James McLean and studied Voice-Performance and Opera at McGill-University in Montréal, Canada with William Neill and Dixie Ross-Neill. He was an Apprentice Artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, USA.
He has performed in several theaters and concert halls in Germany (eg. Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt) as well as in other European Countries, Canada and the US, and resides currently Berlin, Germany.
His performing experiences as a soloist encompass many genres, including musical theatre (The Title Roles in the German Premieres of Georg Stiles Peter Pan and The Three Musketeers, Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein and the World Premiere of Eric Woolfsons Edgar Allan Poe, and leads in Doctor Zhivago (German Premiere), West Side Story, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the roof, My Fair Lady, Comedian Harmonists, Dracula a.o.), opera and operetta (The Bartered Bride, The Magic Flute, Tosca, Turandot, The cunning little vixen, Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, Cosi fan tutte, Ariadne auf Naxos, Orphée aux enfers and others), and concert (Oratorio, Evangelist in the Passions by Bach, Recitals) in Europe and North-America.
Since 2017 he is one of the three HauptstadtTenöre (The Berlin Metropolitan Tenors) and since 2018 Part of the group Musical's Finest. 2019 he became a member of the House Ensemble in the renowned Renitenztheater Stuttgart. He also sings and performs regularly with the Berlin based Comedian Harmonists Today, the group Comedian Harmonists in Concert and as vocalist and trumpet player with the Sophisticated Orchestra Stuttgart.
With Musical Comedy he performs regularly throughout Germany (theaters, radio and TV).
He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including 1st prize in the ‘Landeswettbewerb Gesang NRW‘ (Germany), 3rd prize in the ‘Bundeswettbewerb Gesang‘ (national voice-competition), international Comedy award „Magdeburger Kugelblitz“, ‘Folkwang Preis‘ (performance award) and 1st prize in the NATS – Competition (Eastern region). He also was awarded the ‘Ambassadorial Scholarship‘ of the Rotary-Foundation.