Hanno Müller-Brachmann studied with Rudolf Piernay and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He has sung with the London, Radio France, Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Berlin and Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestra National de France, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra under conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, Niklaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Christoph von Dohnányi, Heinz Hollinger, Myung-Whun Chung, Bernard Labadie, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim and has sung at festivals in Granada, Flanders, Rheingau, Dresden, Salzburg, Lucerne and Vienna.
He was a member of the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera from 1998 until 2011, where he sang the Mozart roles of Leporello, Figaro, Guglielmo and Papageno under Barenboim; other roles there include Amfortas Parsifal , Wotan Das Rheingold, Kaspar Der Freischütz, Oreste Elektra, Tomsky The Queen of Spades and Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande. He has also appeared at the Bavarian, Hamburg and Vienna State Opera and San Francisco Opera.
He has given recitals in Berlin, Graz, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Tokyo, Hamburg, Paris and Lausanne, at London’s Wigmore Hall and at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Berlin Festwochen and the Ittingen and Edinburgh Festivals. His recital partners include Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Daniel Barenboim, Andràs Schiff and Hartmut Höll. His many recordings include Schubert and Schumann recital discs, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly and the Gramophone Award-winning recording of Die Zauberflöte conducted by Claudio Abbado.
Recent highlights include Figaro Le nozze di Figaro with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer at the Edinburgh International Festival; Brahms' Requiem at La Scala under Haitink; Papageno and Mozart's Requiem in a European tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer, B Minor Mass with the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Möst and Missa Solemnis with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms with Gianandrea Noseda.
Engagements this season include concerts with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Kirill Petrenko, Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Music Master in a new production of Ariadne with the Cleveland Orchestra and Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Hanno is a Professor at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.