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Beat Duddeck (Counter-tenor)

Born: Germany

The German counter-tenor, Beat Duddeck, started his singing career as a boy soloist in Braunschweig Staatstheater. While engaging in comprehensive activities as a choir singer, he studied Mathematics and Physics in Stuttgart and Hannover, and received singing training from Professor Kobeck at the Musikhochschule Köln, where he gained knowledge of the interpretation and performance practice of the Renaissance and Baroque with Konrad Junghänel and Rudolf Ewerhart. Besides he took part in various operas performed in Köln, Tübingen, Munich, Vienna and Münster as well as at the Wiesbadener Opernfestspielen (Wiesbaden Opera Festival).

Today the soloist Beat Duddeck is a sought-after alto in the oratorio field who focuses on works by Baroque and Classical composers. He regularly sings with a whole range of German as well as foreign ensembles specialised in Renaissance music (e.g. Innsbrucker Hofkapelle, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam).

Since 1986 Beat Duddeck has been a member of the Orlando di Lasso Ensemble. Today he regularly works with leading interpreters of early music: Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Paul Hillier, Philippe Pierlot, Hermann Max, Peter Philips, Paul van Nevel, etc. Numerous CD and television productions as well as an increasingly frequent stage work in the opera field or in scenic productions of oratorios form other special points of interest within his work. There Beat Duddeck had the opportunity to work with Achim Freyer and Philippe Arlaud. In June 2006 he sang in Israel the alto part in J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) with the Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem under the direction of Hermann Max.


Source: Neumarkter Konzertfreunde Website (2003-2004), English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2005); Göttinger Händel Festival Website; Israel Camerata (February 2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2005); Tali Karshai (September 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss


BWV 11, BWV 106

Thomas Hengelbrock


Member of Balthasar-Neumann-Chor:
C-2 (2001): Kyrie c-Moll
BWV Anh 26 / Christe g-moll BWV 242, nach Francesco Durante, BWV 4, J.K. Kerll: Missa Superba

Philippe Herreweghe


Member of Collegium Vocale Gent:
C-9 (1995):
BWV 122, BWV 110, BWV 57
C-10 (1996):
BWV 36, BWV 61, BWV 62
C-15: CD-2 (2002): BWV 63, BWV 243a
C-16 (2003):
BWV 12, BWV 38, BWV 75

Wolfgang Kläsener



Christoph-Andreas Schäfer


BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Neumarkter Konzertfreunde: Archiv Solisten [German]

Beat Duddeck (Göttinger Händel Gesellschaft) [German/English]

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