Germán Gholami - lyric tenor

Germán Gholami (Germán Javier Gholami Torres-Pardo) was born in Madrid, Spain in 1985, in a family of professional musicians. His father, a multi-instrumentalist and a music therapist, Ali-Reza Gholami, gave him his first violin and flute lessons. His mother, a classical soprano and a guitar teacher at the Aranjuez Conservatory, María Ángeles Torres-Pardo Criado, had the major role in training him as a lyric tenor.

Germán Gholami has attained his music education in Spain at the University of Alcalá, has participated in the bel canto master classes with Berle Sanford Rosenberg and Jenni Anvelt-Scarafoni, and completed further education under the tutelage of an Italian tenor Federico Lepre.
His career as a classical tenor started at the prestigious Estonian Opera Theatre Vanemuine in 2012. Germán Gholami has given concerts, and has had roles in opera and musical productions in Estonia, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Poland, Russia, Finland, South Korea, France, and the USA.

Germán Gholami has performed with the Spanish ensembles Grupo Canzona (interpreting Sephardic, Christian and Andalusian music of Medieval Spain), the crossover group Musical Tenors and the Polish ensemble Great Tenors. He has performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Vanemuine, the Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra and at the masterclass of maestro Elio Orciuolo (Italy). He also has collaborated in various concerts with Janne Ševtšenko (Estonian National Opera), Anneli Peebo (Vienna State Opera), Elina Nechayeva, and the Lembit Saarsalu Quartet (Opera & Jazz) among others. Germán Gholami won the first prize at the “Robert Burns song competition” (2017, Estonia), was a finalist in the 20th tenor competition „Opera na Zamku“ (2018, Poland) and also in the „Jerusalem opera competition“ (2018, Israel ).

His recent leading roles:

Arturo – G. Donizetti „Lucia di Lammermmor“ (Estonia)
Mozart – N. Rimski Korsakov „Mozart and Salieri“ (Estonia)
Herzsog von Mantua – G. Verdi "Rigoletto" (Scotland)

Alfredo Germont – G. Verdi “La Traviata” (Israel)
Mario Cavaradossi – G. Puccini „Tosca“ (South Korea)
Don Jose – G. Bizet „Carmen“ (USA)
Hyllus – G. Fr. Händel „Herakles“ (France)  (Funiculí, Funiculá" - L. Denza, TV3, Estonia 2020) ("E lucevan le stelle" - TOSCA by G. Puccini, South Korea 2018)