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Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl is an award-winning German countertenor who specialises in Baroque compositions.

‘Andreas Scholl has the world's most cultured counter-tenor voice. And during his three Handel arias some 6,000 people scarcely dared breathe.' The Times

Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl's early musical training was with the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He later studied under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He is a winner of the 1999 ECHO Awards, Prix de l'Union de la Presse Musicale Belge and the Middle Ages/Renaissance category of the 2002 Edison Awards for his recording of A Musicall Banquet. He won a second ECHO Award in 2005 for his composition for Deutsche Grammophon's audio-book of Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes and The Nightingale.

Andreas Scholl has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings including Wanderer, an album of German Lied. Other notable releases include Bach cantatas with kammerorchesterbasel, O Solitude - an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award, Arias for Senesino - for which he won the 2006 Classical Brit Singer of the Year award, Heroes - an album of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck, Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquet, Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Wayfaring Stranger - a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Arcadia - a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome's Arcadian Circle.

Andreas Scholl performs in the world's leading concert venues and festivals. Operatic roles include the title role in Giulio Cesare at Royal Danish Opera, Opéra de Lausanne, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the 2012 Salzburg Festival (opposite Cecilia Bartoli), Bertarido (Rodelinda) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Metropolitan Opera (opposite Renée Fleming) and Arsace (Partenope) at Royal Danish Opera. His concert performances have included appearances with Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Münchner Philharmoniker, the English Concert and at the 2005 Last Night of the Proms - the first counter-tenor ever to have been invited.