Götz Payer performed with more than 70 singers including Mojca Erdmann
(Japan tour), Ulrike Sonntag (Russia), Sarah Wegener, Sibylla Rubens, Samantha Gaul, Hamida Kristoffersen, KS Helene Schneiderman ( USA), Angela Brower, Marie Seidler, Deniz Uzun, Klaus Häger, Thilo Dahlmann, Jens Hamann, Cornelius Hauptmann, Konrad Jarnot, Björn Bürger, André Morsch, Johannes Held, Andreas Weller and
Concerts have taken him to festivals and concert halls in Europe, Asia and the USA. Among others, he has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Musikfest auf dem Lande, Rheingau Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart, Liedfest Berlin/Oxford, Schwarzwald Music Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Max-Reger-Tage Weiden, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Atlanta Opera, Tonhalle Zürich, Oji Hall Tokyo, Theatre Wladiwostock, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart, MUK Lübeck, Vielklangfestival, Shizuoka Hall, Schloßkonzerte Brühl, Herzogenberg Festival Heiden (CH), Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg, Schloß Nymphenburg, Opera Lille, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Oper Frankfurt, Liedfestival "Der Zwerg" and the Philharmonie Köln.
His chamber music partners have included the King's Singers, the Ensemble Cantissimo, the Amaryllis Quartet, as well as the actress Franziska Walser and the actors
Mathias Gnädinger, Elmar Roloff and Walter Sittler.
Approximately 35 CD productions (Cavi-music, Carus, WP, Spektral, SWR, DRS) have been made with his Participation.
In 2013, a song composed by Götz Payer especially for the 75th anniversary of the commemoration of the Reichspogromnacht was premiered at a concert of the Atlanta Opera. He has also repeatedly arranged music, for example the songs for the CD "Makh tsu die Eygelech" by Helene Schneiderman.
Götz Payer received his first musical training as a member of the
"Stuttgarter-Hymnus-Chorknaben" and the "Collegium Iuvenum Stuttgart" as well as in piano lessons with Gerhard Wilhelm. After graduating from high school, he first studied general and comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. He Studied Piano and Lied at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck and The Musikhochschule Zurich (CH) with Gotlinde Sudau, Konrad Elser and in the master class of Irwin Gage
He was a DAAD scholarship holder, a prize-winner at several competitions and a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Live-Music-Now and Next Generation II support programmes.
As an official accompanist for numerous master classes, he has worked with artists such as Grace Bumbry, Ernst Haefliger, Kurt Moll, Matthias Goerne,
Christoph Prégardien, Rudolf Piernay, Rudolf Jansen, Alberto Zedda and Gerd Uecker.
Götz Payer has been invited to give Lied masterclasses in France, Italy, Russia and Germany. In 2018 he was part of the Excellence Laboratory Song in Villecroze. He was a Teacher for Lied interpretation at the Musikhochschulen in Cologne and Frankfurt am Main. Since 2022 he is a Professor for Lied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Stuttgart / HMDK.
An important concern of Götz Payer is his voluntary commitment to musical projects on the topics of "Music for people with dementia", "Singing with and for children", the "Commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust" and "Understanding between Jews, Christians and Muslims".