Born in Pirmasens, Germany, baritone Bernd Valentin studied singing with Claudio Nicolai und Klesie Kelly in Cologne. Having won several prizes, he was invited to record for radio and CD.
Fixed engagements have taken him from 1995 - 2006 to the Opera Houses in Kiel and Hagen, to the State Opera Hannover and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He has been a freelance singer since then, guest appearances have taken him to the Opera Houses in Bremen, Dortmund, Essen, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Kaiserslautern and the Komische Oper Berlin, to Bern and Basel, to the Volksoper Wien and the Opera House in Innsbruck. His operatic repertoire includes Mozart, italian, french and german operaroles.
He has been invited to sing concerts at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Philharmonie am Gasteig München, the Frauenkirche Dresden and has taken part in festivals in Germany (Stuttgart, Berlin, Eutin), Switzerland (Luzern), Austria (Erl), Turkey (Aspendos), Sweden (Stockholm, Uppsala), Spain (La Palma), South Korea (Gwang Ju) and U.S. (Oregon Bach Festival).
Bernd Valentin has been teaching as a professor of voice since 2014 at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.