The native Berliner Tobias Berndt began his musical training with the Dresden Choir of the Church of the Holy Cross. He studied with Hermann Christian Polster in Leipzig and continued his training with Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim. During further studies and master's courses, he worked with Theo Adam, Wolfram Rieger, Norman Shetler, Irwin Gage, Axel Bauni, Julia Varady and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Accredited with multiple scholarships and prizes, he was the 1st prize winner at the Brahms Contest in Pörtschach 2008 and at the Cantilena Song Contest in Bayreuth 2009 and also won the Thomas Quasthoff initiated contest 'Das Lied'. His comprehensive concert repertoire has ranged from Monteverdi's compositions through to works of the 20th Century as well as important pieces from Bach, Handel, Brahms and Mendelssohn. In addition to numerous operatic engagements, Tobias Berndt also focuses intensely on song singing and is a regular guest at festivals such as the Salzburg Festivals, the Prague Spring, the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Handel Festivals in Halle, the MDR Music Summer and the European Music Festival Stuttgart. His many concert appearances have taken him across Europe, to the USA, Chile, Japan and South Korea. Radio and CD recordings are testament to his artistic works.