Biography (German)
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The baritone Maximilian Lika, born the 8th of September 1985, grew up in a musical family. As a young boy he held his first solo performances. After entering adolescence and consequentially, contending with the transition in his vocal abilities, he became a student of Prof. Edith Wiens at the Hochschule für Musik Augsburg/Nürnberg. He won several awards and attended Master Classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier, Hansjörg Albrecht, Prof. Dr. Gerd Uecker, Rudolf Piernay, Rudolf Jansen and Prof. Josef Protschka.

Maximilian Lika is continuously performing in concerts. He gave guest performances at important Music festivals such as at Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart, Heidelberger Frühling, Deutsches Mozartfest, Haller Bachtage as well as at Würzburger Bachtage, and collaborated with distinguished Orchestras and Ensembles, amongst them the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bachcollegium Stuttgart, the Stuttgarter Hymnuschorknaben, Handel’s Company, L’arpa festante, the Würzburger Bachorchester, the Kölner Symphoniker, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightement (London).

Lika inspired his audience as a singer of lieder. Here he collaborated in concerts with outstanding lieder accompanists such as Hartmut Höll, Prof. Peter Kreutz, the Klavierduo Stenzl or Konstantin Lukinov. Furthermore Lika is a sought-after interpreter of contemporary music. For example, he interpreted in the presence of the composer Oskar Gottlieb Blarrs (* 1934) Jesus Passion, Frank Matin’s “Et in terra pax” and “Golgotha” or Jürgen Essl’s (* 1961) “Auf der anderen Seite des Monds”.

Maximilian Lika earned scholarships from Cusanuswerk (German Episcopal Scholarship Foundation), from Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now and from the Richard Wagner Association. Furthermore he was presented with the Art Promotion Award of the City of Augsburg 2009 and won the title "Premio Oratorio" at the International Song Contest "Concorso Internazionale Musica Sacra" in Rome. His interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise was honoured by the Augsburger Medienpreis.