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Matthias Koch (Counter-tenor)

Born: Germany

The German counter-tenor, Matthias Koch, began his vocal training in 1989 with Mechthild Rieh. From 1990 to 1994 he studied in Essen and has been studying in Leipzig since October 1994. He has also attended master-classes with Barbara's Schlick and Nancy Argenta.

Matthias Koch gave his European debut at the beginning of 1994 with J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232) under Ton Koopman in Madrid. He is a member of various well-known ensembles, including the Deutsche Bachvokalisten and the Amsterdam Baroque Choir. He has made guest appearances at international festivals such as the Händel Festival in Halle, 'Wratislawa Cantans' and at a stages performance of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) in conjunction with 'Leipzig University Music'.

 

Source: Liner notes to Thorofon CD CTH-2369 (Cantatas BWV36b & 134 a - conducted by Unger - 1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Georg Christoph Biller

Alto

Radio: BWV 21

Andrey Boreyko

Alto

BWV 330, BWV 431

Wolfgang Unger

Alto

BWV 36b, BWV 134a

Jürgen Wolf

Alto

BWV 245

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