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specially arranged English and American folksongs with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; and Arcadia, a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome’s Arcadian Circle – all of which are released on Decca.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).
This season marks the latest chapter in Andreas Scholl’s career when he embarks upon his first tour as conductor. In an all-Bach program which he has curated to feature some of his star pupils, he’ll appear in Frankfurt, Paris, and Aix-en-Provence leading kammerochesterbasel. Further appearances will include his debut with Oper Frankfurt as Giulio Cesare and on tour in North America with Anne Sofie von Otter and San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque.
Operatic roles include the title role in Giulio Cesare at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the 2012 Salzburger Festspiele (opposite Cecilia Bartoli) and Bertarido (Rodelinda), in which he made his debut at both the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Metropolitan Opera (opposite Renée Fleming). His concert performances have included appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and all the world’s leading baroque orchestras; and at the 2005 Last Night of the Proms - the first counter-tenor ever to have been invited.
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. A Grammy-nominated artist, he has won numerous awards and prizes including the prestigious ECHO Award for his composition for the audiobook of The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Nightingale released on Deutsche Grammophon.