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Klaus Haffke (Counter-tenor)

Born: Soest in Westfalen, Germany

The German counter-tenor, Klaus Haffke, studied at the Northwest-German Academy of Music in Detmold. Beginning in 1977 Haffke was pupil in the master-class of Jeanne Deroubaix. Already in 1978 he performed for the first time as an altus (counter-tenor). Since then he performed regularly in music centres of Germany and Europe. In 1994 he sang for the first time at the Scala in Milan. In 1983 Haffke received first prize (Gulbenkian Prize) at the international singing competition in Portugal. At the international singing competition in Pretoria in 1986, Klaus Haffke was awarded with the second prize.

Beginning in 1987 Klaus Haffke took on a teaching position in vocal studies at the University of Dortmund. In 1990 followed an appointment to full-time instructor.

Klaus Haffke commands an unusually rich repertoire, reaching from Machaut to the present. In addition to radio and television appearances with numerous broadcasting stations in Germany and abroad, Haffke has taken part in production of many CDís.

Source: Liner notes to Rondeau CD ROP-2006 (Cantatas BWV 215 & BWV 195, conducted by Beringer, 2000)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

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Karl Friedrich Beringer

Alto

BWV 195

Michael Goede

Alto

BWV 153

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