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BIOGRAPHY

Andreas Scholl has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings: the most recent being Wanderer - a disc of German Lied in partnership with Tamar Halperin.

This season highlights include a residency at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with a performance of Handel Arias with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris conducted by Sir Roger Norrington as well as Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Academy of Ancient Music, which will also be performed in Brussels, Birmingham and London. In the Far East he sings his Wanderer programme in recital in Seoul and Tokyo; and he presents an exciting new programme of old and new music which combines Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and music by Arvo Pärt with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on tour to Sydney and Melbourne.

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REVIEWS

“It might be a new Golden Age of the countertenor, bur few can equal the sheer beauty of tone and dramatic instinct displayed by Andreas Scholl.” (BBC Music Magazine, February 2012)

“Scholl sang with the refinement and intensity for which he is known. Phrases were perfectly shaped. His tone was pure. For once at a concert presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, printed texts were provided and the lights kept on. But this time they weren't needed. Accents and annunciation were as they should be: Each word could be understood and felt. Music of great character was delivered with great character but without great or unneeded exaggeration. Scholl is a model singer." (LA Times, October 2011)

“This concert, its programme a kind of Sampler of what Andreas Scholl’s art is all about, gave as good a reason for thanks as any I can imagine. Sweeter than roses’ was not so much sung as dramatically lived, the phrase ‘made me freeze’ sending shivers down the spine, but even this was overshadowed by a peerless ‘Have you seen the bright lily grow?’ which was a couple of minutes of utter perfection, ‘O so sweet is she’ seeming to linger in the air long after the song had closed.” (Music OMH, June 2011)

“Andreas Scholl’s disc 'Crystal Tears', a darkly entrancing program of music from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, is my candidate for CD of the year. Scholl, a German countertenor with a pure yet full voice, goes uncannily deep into the songs of John Dowland and his contemporaries; the lutenist Julian Behr and the viol consort Concerto di viole provide immaculate, hypnotic accompaniment.” (The Ten Best Classical Music Recordings of 2008, The New Yorker, December 2008)

"In the three Handel solo cantatas - all about the ecstasies and the agonies of love - Scholl was storyteller supreme, daring his audience to stay fully engaged for every compelling second."  (The Times, June 2006)