With over thirty years of experience as a singer in the international opera and concert business, it is a matter of the heart for Torsten Kerl to make his worldwide contacts, his artistic experience and his professional competence available to talented artists from all over the world in the agency he founded „Torsten Kerl-International Artists Management“.
Torsten Kerl is one of the most sought-after Heldentenors in the world and has been seen on the most important stages in the world, including the Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Semperoper Dresden, Scala di Milano, New National Theatre Tokyo, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Gran Teatro del Liceo Barcelona, Opéra National de Paris (Bastille), Châtelet Paris, Staatsoper Hamburg, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Salzburg Festival, Bayreuth Festival and Glyndebourne Festival.
He won a “Grammy Award” in the category “Best international opera recording of the year”.
Torsten Kerl first began his musical career as a professional orchestra musician and instrumental soloist on the oboe, then switched to singing and quickly became a prize winner of several competitions and scholarships.
Thomas Præstegaard is already known to many artists from his successful work at Operabase, where he has been a central part of the team that has brought the company into the digital age.
He was educated as a tenor from The Royal Danish Theatre and as a soloist from The Royal Danish Music Conservatory and performed for a number of years before dedicating himself to the study of singing technique.
His experience from diverse digital platforms combined with his studies into classical singing makes him a valuable supporter as artist consultant for TK-IAM and an experienced contact for international opera and concert companies.
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Kotryna Veronika Vainoraitė holds a BA in Philosophy (Vilnius University) and a MA in Conference Interpreting (Vilnius University). She has, among other things, worked as a guide, freelance interpreter and jewelry sales representative. Kotryna gained extensive international experience having worked in China, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain. In 2020 she graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in Vocal Performance. She was a member of the Vilnius City Opera ensemble, where she has sung in productions of G. Puccini’s Tosca, Ch. Gounod’s Faust, G. Verdi’s Il Trovatore, W.A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, P.I. Tchaikovsky‘s The Queen of Spades. Kotryna is fluent in Lithuanian, Russian, English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish. Currently, she combines her interests in music and language by studying Music Therapy at Vilnius University.
Elena Batoukova-Kerl sings at many international opera houses in Europe. Among others at the Vienna State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Opéra National de Paris Bastille and at the Salzburg Festival. She began as a dramatic mezzo-soprano in the German and Italian repertoire, in roles such as Santuzza, Eboli, Amneris and Venus. For several years she has also sung the great dramatic soprano roles, such as Turandot, Brünnhilde and Elektra.
For more than 25 years she has also been a professional vocal pedagogue and voice consultant for master classes and workshops at various international opera houses and music conservatories.