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David Erler (Counter-tenor)

Born: 1981 - Auerbach/Vogtland, Germany

The German counter-tenor, David Erler, received a comprehensive musical education at the Clara-Wieck-Gymnasium Zwickau, graduating in 1999. After first singing lessons with Katrin Kapplusch he studied as a scholarship holder of the Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich until 2006 singing with Maria Jonas and Marek Rzepka at the Musikhochschule in Leipzig. In addition, he attended master-classes with Andreas Scholl, Marius van Altena and the Kings Singers.

As a soloist, David Erler works with Roland Wilson, Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Matthias Jung, Klaus Eichhorn, and the ensembles Lautten Compagney Berlin, Barockorchester Larpa festante, Cappella Sagittariana conducted by Norbert Schuster, Capella Fidicinia, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Capella de la Torre, Sette Voci directed by Peter Kooy and others, and has an experience in ensemble singing as a long-time member of the Calmus Ensemble Leipzig and the Dresdner Kammerchor.

David Erler's solo repertoire includes oratorios, cantatas, Lieder and opera roles, from the Renaissance to contemporary. His engagements have taken him throughout Germany and to other European countries as well as prestigious festivals (Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Bachfest Leipzig, Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival, MDR Musiksommer, Händelfestspiele Halle, Gustav Mahler Musikwochen Toblach). A regular co-operation linking him together with the ensemble "The Sound and the Fury", led by Thomas E. Bauer, as singer of John Potter, Richard Wistreich or Colin Mason for a number of ORF broadcasts (paradise regained). Numerous CD and radio productions in Germany and abroad also document his artistic work.

Source: Jünger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2009); David Erler Website (photos by Way out of line Productions)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2009, September 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss


BWV 245 [2nd]

Pieter Jan Belder


Member of Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam:
BWV 101, BWV 102; BWV 226

Wolfgang Katschner


BWV 225-230, BWV Anh 159

Martin Krumbiegel


BWV 245

Links to other Sites

David Erler - Altus (Official Website) [German]

Davis Erler (Jünger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg) [German]

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