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Jan Kullmann (Counter-tenor)

Born: Germany

The German counter-tenor, Jan Kullmann, began his musical training as a chorister in Jugendkantorei Hösel. He began his professional studies in the field of mechanical engineering and economics, but soon redirected them towards singing. He completed a Masters degree in early music singing and historical performance practice at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he studied with Rita Dams, Peter Kooy, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance and Marius van Altena.

Jan Kullmann is in demand as a soloist in Baroque music, as well as in music from later style periods. His operatic roles include George Frideric Handels Siroe, Lotario (with Contrasto Armonico) and Medoro (Combattimento Consort Amsterdam), San Giovanni Battista by Stradella and St. Eustachio by Lanciani (Les Muffatti). He also appeared as Ottone in G.F. Handels Agrippina in the Teatro Comunale di Modena (Opera2Day), and in the title role in G.F. Handels Orlando at the Scottish Opera. His concert repertoire includes solo parts in J.S. Bachs passions and oratorios as well as Orffs Carmina Burana and Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms. He has also performed a leading role in a modern theatre production, Biest by De Wetten van Kepler.

Jan Kullmann has worked as a soloist throughout Europe and the Americas with orchestras and ensembles such as Concerto Köln, Capriccio Basel, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Stavanger Symphonie, and Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. His international recital debut took place in St. Petersburg small philharmonic hall in Russia, collaborating with Michael Chance and Musica Petropolitana.

Jan is a co-founder of the vocal soloist ensemble Vox Luminis which has performed in numerous European festivals and recorded prize-winning CDs (e.g. Gramophone recording of the year 2012; Diapason DOr; Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) for Ricercar label.

Source: Jan Kullmann Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Peter Van Heyghen


R. Keiser: Brockes-Passion

Lionel Meunier


Member of Vox Luminis:
C-3 (2014, Video):
BWV 196
Motets of Bach Family, including:
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirb
J.S. Bach: Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159
Johann Christoph Bach: Motet Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin, BWV Anh 163
[V-2] (2016, Audio): BWV 227, BWV 236, BWV 243 [1st recording]
[V-3] (2017): BWV 243 [2nd recording]

Links to other Sites

Jan Kullmann - Countertenor - Altus (Official Website) [English/German/Dutch]

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