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Allan Bergius (Boy Soprano, Cello, Conductor)

Born: May 2, 1972 - Munich, Germany

The German boy soprano (and later cellist and conductor), Allan [Alan] Bergius, was born to a musician family, and therefore came in contact with music very early. From 1978 to 1980 he studied to play the cello with Heinrich Klug (solo cellist of the Münchner Philharmoniker). In 1980 he became a member and a soprano soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor. For seven tears (until 1986) he appeared with them under conductors as Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Nikolaus Harnoncourt and made tours to Europe, Israel and the USA. High point of this stage of his career was in 1984, when he sang the solo part in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Leonard Bernstein with concerts in Vienna, Milan and the USA.

In 1983 Allan Bergius entered the cello class of Jan Polašek in Munich. In 1985, still as a young person, Allan Bergius created his own chamber orchestra Camerata Juvenalis, which remained together for nine years (up to the end of his school time). According to his own words, he could already acquire his own language for conducting with this orchestra, and they gave concerts in Germany, UK and Denmark. From 1986 to 1996 he took conducting courses with Helmuth Rilling, Richard Schumacher and Milos A. Machek. He finished successfully his cello studies study with the concert exam in 1998 at the Musikhochschule in Köln.

After finishing his studies, Allan Bergius went to Düsseldorf, where he was active as cellist in the orchestra. His special inclination however applies for conducting. Models for him were here Wolfgang Sawallisch and above all Leonard Bernstein. In 1989 he won 1st Place with 2nd International Music and Conductors Competition Master-Players in Lugano, Switzerland. In 1990 he won 3rd Prize with the competition Jugend Musiziert in Erlangen in cello playing. From 1990 to 1993 he studied cello at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich with Jan Polašek, finishing with honour, and was a solo cellist of Amati-Ensemble in Munich. In 1991 he received promotion prize from the Bayerischen Vereinsbank München (Bavarian Ban Association) in Munich. In 1992 he received Music Promotion Prize of the Kulturkreises Gasteig, scholarship of the Richard Wagner-Verbandes (Bayreuth Festival). In July 1993 and 1994 he won 1st Prize with the International Master-Class for Conductors in Olomouc, the Czech Republic. In 1994 he won the 1st Prize with the Germany Conservatory Competition for Sting Players in Darmstadt. He was admitted into the Orchester-Akademie München, the activities of which were supported by the Symphonieorchester des BR, the Bayerischen Staatsoper and the Münchner Philharmoniker.

From 1994 to 1998, Allan Bergius studied cello with Frans Helmerson at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln, passing maturity examination and concert exam. He also studied quartet playing with the Alban Berg Quartet in Köln. From April 1998 to 2001 he studied conducting with Professor Michael Luig at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln.

In May 1999 Allan Bergius made his debut at the Kölner Philharmonie with the Kölner Kammerorchester, and a short time afterwards he received Promotion Prize with the German University Competition in Weimar. In 1999-2000 he led the orchestra and the choir of the Essen University. In August 2000 he played cello as a soloist at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. August 2001 he became 2nd Kapellmeister at the Vereinigten Städtischen Bühnen Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. In 2003 Allan Bergius conducted the Niederrheinischen Konzertchor. In 2004 he received Promotion Prize of the country North-Rhine/Westphalia, and Promotion Prize of the "friends" of the Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach.

From 1993 to 2004 Allan Bergius was promoted by the Deutschen Musikrat: including courses with Max Pommer, Kurt Sanderling, Eiji Oue, Peter Gülke, Klauspeter Seibel, Hans-Dieter Baum, Christian Simonis, Günther Herbig and Hans Drewanz. Orchestra workshop with Ulrich Windfuhr. In April 2000 he was 2nd in Förderstufe, and in June 2003 in 3rd in Förderstufe. Currently he is a conductor in Mönchengladbach at the Opera house there.

 

Source: NRW Regionaldienst & Musikrat Websites, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2004)
Contributed by:
Dwight Dunbar & Aryeh Oron (December 2004), Lapilazu (Pictures - August 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Boy Soprano

Arias for Soprano from BWV 84, BWV 245,

Allan Bergius

Conductor

Gounod: Ave Maria
Sacred Song Dir, dir Jehova, will ich singen,
BWV 452
Sacred Song Auf, auf, mein Herz, mit Freuden,
BWV 441
Aria for Soprano Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (
Mvt. 13) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Aria for Alto Jesu, dir sei Preis (Mvt. 7) from Cantata
BWV 142
[All w/ Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Boy Soprano

BWV 124, BWV 130, BWV 131, BWV 137, BWV 138, BWV 139, BWV 140, BWV 145, BWV 146, BWV 147, BWV 155, BWV 173
BWV 248 [DVD]

Albrecht Schmid

Boy Soprano

BWV 51

Links to other Sites

Allan Bergius (Musikrat) [German]
Operaweetjes: Allan Bergius [Dutch]

NRW-Regionaldienst [German]
BSCD: Allan Bergius | BSCD: Allan Bergius

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