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From the age of seven, Andreas Scholl started singing with the “Kiedricher Chorbuben”, a boys choir with a tradition of more than 700 years. From 1987 until 1992, he studied with Richard Levitt and Rene Jacobs in Basel. He has released a series of solo recordings including Wanderer – a disc of German Lied in partnership with Tamar Halperin; O Solitude – an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina which won the 2012 BBC Music Magazine award; Arias for Senesino; Heroes – a disc of arias by Händel, Mozart, Hasse and Gluck; Robert Dowland’s A Musicall Banquet; Arcadia – a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle; Wayfaring Stranger – a selection of specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Bach cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel; and Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; all of which were released with the Decca label. His discography also includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon – Handel’s Solomon and Saul with Paul McCreesh; and for Harmonia Mundi, including Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater; Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo; Crystal Tears -lute; and consort songs by John Dowland. His DVD releases include productions of Giulio Cesare (for both Decca and Harmonia Mundi), Rodelinda (Warner) and Partenope (Decca). He sung the role of “Bertarido” in Handel’s “Rodelinda” at the Metropolitan Opera in York and the Glyndebourne Opera, as well as, “Giulio Cesare” at the Royal Danish Opera and the Festspiele Salzburg.
His collaboration with Dorothee Oberlinger and Ensemble 1700 – Small Gifts of Heaven – released on Sony, is a collection of arias for alto voice by J.S. Bach, bookended by two of the Brandenburg concerti.
From 2000 until 2018, he taught singing at the Musikakademie der Stadt, in Basel.
Since 2019, he is the Professor for Barockgesang at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
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