Austrian baritone Mathias Hausmann studied voice with Karl Ernst Hoffmann, Walter Berry in Vienna and Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music in London. He additionally worked with singers such as Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Quasthoff, Grace Bumbry and Ileana Cotrubas. He is grateful, too, to his mentor Thomas Hampson from whom he gained important artistic impulses.
Since 2004 Mathias Hausmann has been a member of the ensemble at the Volksoper in Vienna where, within a very short time, he has become the darling of the public.
Mathias Hausmann has been invited to perform at many international festivals, opera houses and concert halls, such as Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Ravinia Festival Chicago, London Handel Festival, at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Teresa Careno in Caracas, London’s Wigmore Hall, Bunka Kaykan Hall Tokyo, the Vienna Musikverein and Statesopera, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Herkulessaal Munich, Philharmonie Cologne, at the Vlaamse Opera and the opera house of Berne. He has given concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony and Stuttgart’s Bach Academy unter Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davies, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Asher Fish, Leopold Hager, Martin Haselböck, Julia Jones, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Hellmuth Rilling, Jordi Savall and Sebastian Weigle.
In 2006 Mathias Hausmann gave his debuts at the opera houses of Antwerp, Gent and Berne and song recitals in Los Angeles, New York and Washington. In June 2007 he replaced Thomas Hampson within very short notice for a song recital in Cologne and got most favourable reviews. In 2008 he gave his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan where he returned to open the season 2009 under Daniel Barenboim. Future engagements also include his returns to the Salzburg Festival, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt and the Teatro alla Scala.
Although still a young artist, his career is already documented by many CD and DVD recordings.