Christian Kotsis was born in 1984 and is currently a voice student of Prof. Bernhard Adler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and finised his Bachelor of Arts 2014, Master studies in Florenz with Maestro D’Agostini, Maestra Taddei and Maestro Bellugi. He took Masterclasses with Prof. Kahry and Maestro Alessandro Corbelli. In 1994 he made his stage debut at the “Theater an der Wien” as the little crown prince Rudolph in the musical “Elisabeth” before joining the Vienna Boys‘ Choir as an alto soloist. So he sang the „Zweiter Knabe“ in the Magic Flute at the State Opera Vienna and participated in successful national and international tours of Mozart’s musical comedy “Bastien & Bastienne”, in which he performed the role of “Colas”. Especially the alto-solo in Schubert’s Mass No. 5 in A flat major during the 500-year-anniversary of the Vienna Boys’ Choir in the Viennese Music Association performed under Maestro Riccardo Muti was a musical high point of his engagement with the choir.
He also studied organ at the conservatory of church music with Gottfried Zykan and Ludwig Lusser, graduating with a C-Diploma.
From 2007 to 2010 he sang in eight operettas at the “Lehár Festival Bad Ischl”, gaining stage-experience. As an ensemble member of both the Burgtheater and the Akademietheater in Vienna, he was part of the
A-Capella-Ensemble in “Brüder Karamasow” and “Faust I”. Next to his wide repertoire of Lied & Oratorium he has added roles such as “Papageno” (The Magic Flute), “Guglielmo” (Così fan tutte),
„Don Alvaro“ (Il viaggio a Reims), „Kilian“ (Freischütz), „Scolari“ (Il mondo della luna), „Feuerwehrmann“ (Biedermann und die Brandstifter). While his tours in januar 2015 he sang the role of „Dr. Falke“ (Fledermaus) in Germany and made his debut as „Maestto“ (Don Giovanni) with the
Greve opera academy and music festival in Italy. Engagements with the Neue Oper Wien, Salzburg Concert Society and the Mörbisch Festival are the most recent addition to his artistic career.