Helmut Deutsch is one of the most sought-after and successful song accompanists in the world. Born in Vienna, he studied at the Conservatory, at the Music Academy and at the university in his hometown, received the composition award of the city of Vienna and became a professor at the age of 24. While he was still a student, his main interest was in song, but he also worked for several decades as a chamber musician in all imaginable formations with many world-class instrumentalists. His international career as a song accompanist began with the soprano Irmgard Seefried, but the most important singer of his young years was Hermann Prey, whose permanent partner he was in several hundred concerts for twelve years. Subsequently, he worked with a large number of the most important song singers and played in all major music centers around the world. Helmut Deutsch was professor of “Liedgestaltung” in Vienna, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Munich, gives masterclasses worldwide and is a juror in numerous international competitions.
His current singing partners include Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Camilla Nylund, Michael Volle and Mauro Peter.