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Paul Gerhardt Adam (Counter-tenor)

Born: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The German counter-tenor, Paul Gerhardt Adam, studied viola at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt upon Main and followed vocal studies with Richard Levitt, with René Jacobs and Emma Kirkby at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis where he also specialized in medival music, studying as well string instruments of this period with Sterling Jones. At the same time he was engaged in several courses and projects with Andrea von Ramm and Thomas Binkley.

Paul Gerhardt Adam is concert- and oratorio singer. He regulary gives solo concerts and performs at various music festivals in Europe and Israel including Festival van Vlaanderen, Holland Festival, Israel Festival. He worked togehter with Ensemble Vocal Européen (Director: Philippe Herreweghe), The Bach Ensemble (Director: Joshua Rifkin), Cantus Cölln (Director: Konrad Junghänel), and appeared as soloist under conductors like Dmitri Kitaenko, Odon Alonso and András Schiff.

Paul Gerhardt Adam's forte is his expressive way of singing. His interpretations leave room to discover a composition's emotional substance and to enlarge an audience's listening habits. By pointing out the relation between music and words, their understandability and how to handle with them he shows new insights into text and music. He mainly sings oratorio parts and concerts programmes with compositions from the times of Gregorian music to the mid 15th century accompanying himself with fiddle and rebec. And sometimes with songs of more contemporary composers he builds a wonderful bridge to our days.

Along with collaborating on various CD and radio productions, he gives courses in voice and performing practice for example at the Rubin Academy of Music Jerusalem or the Koninklijk Konservatorium Den Haag.

Source: Concert-dr-Graap Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2016)

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Frans Brüggen

Alto

Member of Nederlands Kamerkoor:
V-4 (1996):
BWV 244 [1st]

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Paul Gerhardt Adam (Concert-dr-Graap) [German/English]

 


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