Reinhard Hagen was born
in Bremen in 1961. At the College of Music in Karisruhe he studied singing with
Professor Erika Margraf and Professor Aldo Baldin and also took private lessons
from Harald Stamm. Since 1985 Reinhard Hagen has had regular concert engagements.
Numerous tours have taken him, among other places, to Southern Europe, Israel
and Brazil. In early 1988 he gave a guest performance as Sarastro in Mozart’s
Magic Flute with the Junge Kammeroper in Vienna. In 1988 Reinhard Hagen was
a prize winner at the VDMK singing contest in Berlin, in 1989 winner of the
Mendelssohn contest of the ‘Stiftung Preussischen Kulturbesitz’ in Berlin. His
greatest success as scholarship holder of the ‘Studienstiftung des Deutschen
Volkes’ was at the International Music Contest in Geneva. He won not only the
grand prize for opera interpretation but also both special prizes for the best
presentation of a Mozart aria (Mozart prize) and the best rendering of a Swiss
composition (Swiss prize). Reinhard Hagen has also made recordings and television
productions with distinguished conductors.