The baritone Tobias Berndt, a native of Berlin, received his initial training in music during the ten years that he was a member of the Kreuzchor in Dresden. As a treble he sang the rôle of the first boy in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Semperoper in Dresden and at the Comic Opera in Berlin. He studied voice under Hermann Christian Polster at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. He also attended master-classes led by Rudolf Piernay, Theo Adam, Wolfram Rieger, Júlia Várady, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
A recipient of a Mauersberger Fellowship, the Artland Music Prize, and a fellowship from the Hans and Eugenia Jütting Foundation, he competed with success in various competitions; in 2004, for example, winning the third prize at the German Song Competition in Berlin. Tobias Berndt has a busy career as a concert singer. He has appeared at renowned festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival, Schumann Days in Zwickau, Prague Spring Festival, and European Music Festival in Stuttgart. Concert engagements have also taken him to other countries in Europe and to the United States and Chile. Radio and commercial recordings testify to his achievement as a performing artist.