The baritone Uwe Schenker-Primus was born in 1974 in Rosenheim. His early experiences with the Windsbacher Knabenchor prepared the ground for his stage career. He completed his studies with Monika Bürgener at the Würzburg Musikhochschule in 2006, having already sung leading baritone rôles. His various prizes and awards include a scholarship from the Wagnerverband in 2001, from the Deutschen Bühnengesellschaft in 2002, an award as finalist in the Wiesbaden Mozart Competition in 2003, in the Würzburg Armin Knab Singing Competition in 2004 and in the official international Würzburg Mozart Competition in 2006. From 2005–09 he appeared at the Mainfrankentheater, Würzburg in rôles including Shaunard, Valentin, Guglielmo, Papageno, the Father in Hänsel und Gretel, Ping, the Sacristan, and Wolfram in Tannhäuser. In 2009 he joined the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, singing Don Giovanni, Silvio, Eugene Onegin, and the Count in Wildschütz.