After his graduation with distinction in summer 2015, the young bass baritone Reto Knöpfel received a scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival. Several performances as a concert soloist (The Creation, St Matthew Passion and St John Passion), as well as song and aria evenings, led him to perform in venues such as Baden-Baden/ Germany, Budweis/ Czech Republic and Bangalore/ India. In 2013 Reto Knöpfel performed in the oratorio The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins with the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra of Constance. Further highlights included performances for instance at the Tonhalle in Zurich and the Federal Palace in Berne.


In June 2017 Reto Knöpfel ist going to take over the solo part in the works Dixit Dominum by Vivaldi and Kemptener Te Deum by Franz Xaver Richter, conducted by Martin Messmer with the Lake of Zurich Concert Choir. Reto Knöpfel initiated the concerts “Salon Musical” at Arenenberg Castle. The young singer is among others, a scholarship recipient of the Elsy Meyer Trust and the Lyra Trust in Zurich.