"Ethereal yet full of emotion is Scholls voice ideal for Purcell. , , Extremely sensitive to the poetic language. , . "
BBC Music Magazine (London), January 2011 (Review of the CD O Solitude)
"Andreas Scholl has the most sophisticated countertenor voice in the world. And during his three Handel arias dared to some 6 000 listeners hardly breathe. "
Richard Morrison in the Times (2005, review the "Last Night of the Proms")
Andreas Scholl was born in Eltville in the Rheingau. Both parents were singers, and he received his first musical training at the Kiedricher Chorbuben. Later he studied with Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the renowned Schola Cantorum. In 1999 he received the Echo Award and the Prix de l'Union de la Presse Musicale Belge ( "Young Singer of the Year"), the 1996 Baroque Vocal Prize at the Gramophone Awards and the 2002 Edison Award in the category Medieval / Renaissance fOr his Low A Musicall Banquet.
1988 Sings in Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Rüdesheim
1991 Bach's St. John Passion under Philippe Herreweghe in Antwerp; German songs of the baroque at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg
1992 Bach cantatas at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London
1993 Bach's St. John Passion in Paris
1994 Bach oratorios in Antwerp (with Herreweghe), Milan and at the BBC Proms; Handel in Monte Carlo (with Biondi) and at the Festival in Beaune; Monteverdi Vespers under RenÉ Jacobs in Tokyo
1995 Bach's B Minor Mass under Jacobs; Purcell on tour in France
1996 Bach in Luzern, at the BBC Proms (Herreweghe), Baltimore (van Veldhoven) and Berlin (Academy of Ancient Music); Handel and Bach at the BBC Proms (Jacobs)
1998 opera debut in Handel's Rodelinda (Christie) at the Festival in Glyndebourne; Handel's Solomon at the BBC Proms; Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Milan and Antwerp; Recitals at the Wigmore Hall and at the Brighton Festival
1999 Publication of: Handel's Solomon with Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli Consort Players (German Grammophon); also first releases under his new contract with Decca: Heroes with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Norrington and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Les Talens Lyriques under Rousset
2000 One of the highlights of the year include concert tours throughout Europe with the program of Heroes; Bach's B Minor Mass in Germany and on tour in Japan; Johannes Passion in the US (Herreweghe). Releases: Vivaldi with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra under Paul Dyer; Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquet (Edison Award 2002)
2001 With the program of A Musicall Banquet and Wayfaring Stranger on tour in Europe and the USA; Handel's Saul (Jacobs) in Brussels; Solomon (McCreesh) in Paris, Lucerne and KÖln. Appearances at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the BBC Proms and the festivals in Beaune, Ravinia and Tanglewood. Posted: Wayfaring Stranger, folksongs with Edin Karamazov and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
2002 Special highlights of the year are the Handel performances: the title role in Giulio Cesare (Mortensen) at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen and at the festival in Bergen; Rodelinda (Christie) at the Paris Chatelet Theatre; Saul (McCreesh) throughout Europe
2003 Australian tour (Dyer); Performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (op-one) and the Basel Chamber Orchestra (Ottavio Dantone) and at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's (Koopman); Recitals with English lute songs in London and KÖln. Posted: Arcadia with the Accademia Bizantina Dantone
2004 European tour with the program of Arcadia (Dantone); Messiah in Los Angeles (Labadie); Appearances at the Handel Festival Göttingen, festivals in Stockholm, Bath and Beaune and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and the Trigonale Festival of Early Music. Handel's Saul (Gabrieli Consort / McCreesh) appears in German Grammophon
2005 Giulio Cesare in Copenhagen; "The Renaissance Muse" in New York and London; European tour with Senesino arias (Dantone); Appearances at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, at the Festival in Aldeburgh and Beaune, the Trigonale Festival and the "Last Night of the Proms". Posted: Arias for Senesino with the Accademia Bizantina Dantone (Classical Brit Awards 2006, "Singer of the Year")
2006 Handel's Rodelinda at the Met in New York; Giulio Cesare (Rousset) in Paris, Rome and Madrid; Dowland recital on Australian tour (with lutenist Crawford Young)
2007 European tour with the "Crystal Tears" program (English Consort songs); Messiah (Berliner Philharmoniker / Christie) at the Berlin Philharmonic; Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in Vienna and Salzburg; Handel in Dublin, Belfast and Portugal; Vivaldi and Handel in Israel; Birthday concert for William Lyne at the Wigmore Hall; Appearances at the festivals in Salzburg, Edinburgh, Santander and Beaune
2008 trade Partenope (Mortensen) in Copenhagen; Giulio Cesare (Dantone) in Lau¬sanne; Senesino concerts at the festivals in Salzburg and Dresden (Dantone) and in Sydney (Dyer); "Portrait of a Baroque countertenor" (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with James Bowman) throughout Europe; Messiah (Koopman) in New York
2009 European tour with the program "Oswald von Wolkenstein"; US tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Handel arias); European tour with the Chamber Orchestra Basel (Vivaldi); Concerts with the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, and with Les Violons du Roi / Labadie in Québec and Montréal; with the Ensemble Instrumental Colombiano in Bogota. Publications: The Lute Is a Song with Edin Karamazov; Handel's Partenope from the Royal Opera in Copenhagen on DVD
2010 Giulio Cesare (Christie, with Cecilia Bartoli) in Paris; Johannes Passion in MÜnchen (Koopman) and in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig; the program "Oswald von Wolkenstein" at the Barbican Centre, in Liverpool and ZÜrich; Purcell with Philippe Jaroussky and the Ensemble Artaserse in London, Paris and Brussels and with the Accademia Bizantina at the Festival in Beaune; Handel with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Mozart and Gluck with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under Jacobs in Salzburg; Recitals with lutenist Edin Karamazov in China and with the pianist / harpsichordist Tamar Halperin on Asian tour, in Istanbul and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. Posted by Decca: O Solitude, a solo album with works by Purcell with the Accademia Bizantina
2011 Handel's Rodelinda at the Met; Bach's B Minor Mass under RenÉ Jacobs in Leipzig and ZÜrich; Purcell concerts with the Accademia Bizantina in Birmingham, Manchester, Munich, Cologne, Hanover, Berlin, Vienna and Ljubljana and with The English Concert and Harry Bicket in the US; In March tour of Australia and New Zealand; Italian baroque cantatas in Israel with the Tel Aviv Soloists; Recitals with pianist / harpsichordist Tamar Halperin in Barcelona, in London's Wigmore Hall and at the Festival in Bergen and in the Rheingau
2012 concerts with the "Selva" program in the Netherlands and Belgium with the ensemble Shield of Harmony; Bach cantatas in London, Birmingham, Amster-dam and Lisbon with the Basel Chamber Orchestra; Bach's St. John Passion on a European tour with Le Concert Lorrain and Christoph Prégardien and Giulio Cesare with Cecilia Bartoli and Il Giardino Armonico at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals¬play. Decca releases on CD: Bach Cantatas No. 82 and 169 with the chamber.¬orchestra Basel and hikers, a recital album with songs by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Brahms, accompanied by the pianist Tamar Halperin (tour with this program in Europe and the US); and on DVD / Blu-ray: Handel's Rodelinda with Renée Fleming from the Met
2013 are planned Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Stephen Cleobury and the King's College Choir, Bach cantatas in Vienna with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pergolesi's Stabat mater in Lucerne with soprano Elisabeth Scholl and La Scintilla and other recitals with pianist Tamar Halperin throughout Europe
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