Franz Vitzthum received his first musical training with the Regensburger Domspatzen, and completed his vocal studies with Kai Wessel at the Cologne Academy of Music. He has worked with conductors including Hermann Max, Marcus Creed, Vaclav Luks, Wolfgang Katschner and Philippe Herreweghe.
A much sought-after chamber music partner, Franz Vitzthum performs regularly with the lutenist Julian Behr, the fortepiano player Katharina O. Brand, the zither player Gertrud Wittkowsky, the Capricornus Consort Basel and has sung with the vocal ensemble Stimmwerck, which he founded.
As an ensemble singer he has participated and recorded CDs with groups such as Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Harry van der Kamp), Cantus Cölln (Konrad Junghänel), Singer Pur, Die Singphoniker, and Ensemble Cinquecento. His versatile activity is reflected in his discography. He also teaches singing at the College of Catholic Church Music and Musical Education Regensburg and at the Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt.