ANDREAS SCHOLL has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings, the most recent being O Solitude, an all-Purcell album with Accademia Bizantina. Other notable releases include Arias for Senesino, for which he won the 2006 Classical Brit Singer of the Year award; Heroes, a disc 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specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and Arcadia, a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle – all of which are released on Decca. His discography also includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon – Handel’s Solomon and Saul with Paul McCreesh – and for Harmonia Mundi, including the Gramophone Award-winning Vivaldi Stabat Mater; Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo; Il duello amoroso, a selection of Handel’s Italian cantatas with Accademia Bizantina; Crystal Tears, lute and consort songs by John Dowland; and Songs of Myself, the songs of Oswald von Wolkenstein. His DVD releases include productions of Giulio Cesare (Harmonia Mundi), Rodelinda (Warner), and Partenope (Decca).
In the 2011/12 season Scholl makes his operatic debut at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival singing the title role in Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s new production of Giulio Cesare opposite Cecilia Bartoli. He also returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Rodelinda with Renée Fleming and will tour North America with The English Concert. Scholl will also release an album of Bach cantatas with Kammerorchester Basel for Decca; the repertoire will feature on tour throughout Europe and the U.K.
A committed recital artist, Andreas Scholl performs in the world’s leading concert halls and festivals. Concert performances have included appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Münchner Philharmoniker, and at the 2005 Last Night of the Proms – the first countertenor ever to have been invited. Operatic roles include Bertarido (Rodelinda) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, Arsace (Partenope) at Royal Danish Opera, and the title role in Giulio Cesare at Royal Danish Opera, Opéra de Lausanne, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl received his early musical training 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, the 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 audiobook of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Nightingale.