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Juan Sancho (Tenor)

Born: Seville, Spain

The Spanish tenor, Juan Sancho, initially trained as a pianist before entering the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) to study voice in the Early Music department with Lambert Climent, also receiving tuition from Monsterrat Figueras. Later he studied with Raphaël Sikorski (Laboratoire de la Voix, Paris) and finally with Raúl Giménez (Barcelona). He was awared with the special prize for Lied /Mélodie française interpretation at the 2010 International Singing Competition “Julián Gayarre” (Spain).

Juan Sancho has worked with many great conducters such as Michel Corboz, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Diego Fasolis, Andrea Marcon, Alan Curtis, Richard Egarr, etc. He has also sung with outstanding orchestras such as Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Real Philarmonia de Galicia etc. He has been also invited by some of the most important European early music ensembles like Concerto Köln, Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, Accademia Bizantina, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orquesta barroca de Sevilla, Le Concert des Nations, Hespèrion XX, Europa Galante, Il Complesso Barocco, Hippocampus, etc.

Juan Sancho has appeared at some of the most emblematic theaters and opera houses around the world: Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Real (Madrid), La Fenice (Venice), Prague National Theater, Barbican Center (London), Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Valencia), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Opéra Comique (Paris), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Auditori (Barcelona), Opéra National du Rhin (Strasburg), Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla), Fundaçao Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Oper Köln, Kursaal (San Sebastián) etc. And also in some of Europe's most important music festivals such as Festival d'Ambronay, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Festival de Granada, Antwerpen Early Music Festival.

His performances have been broadcasted by many TV channels Mezzo, Arte TV, France 3, and most of Europe's classical radio stations: BBC,, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, Klara (Belgium), Radio Televissione Svizzera Italiana, Radio Télévision Suisse etc. His DVD and CD recordings include Alessandro by George Frideric Handel (Decca), Monteverd's trilogy under William Christie from Teatro Real (Dynamics and Virgin) and Virtù di strali d'Amore by Cavalli under Fabio Biondi (Naxos). He has made his debut in several main roles from operas and oratorios by Rossini, Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Nicola Porpora, Monteverdi, Boccherini, Vinci and G.F. Handel.

Among his forthcoming performances stands out Farnace by A. Vivaldi and Artasserse by Leonardo Vinci at Opéra Royal de Versailles with Concerto Köln, Un turco in Italia by Rossini at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence under Marc Minkowski, Alessandro by G.F. Handel at Megaron (Athens), Halle Händel Festival, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Theater an der Wien, Salle Pleyel, Concertgebow Amsterdam and Festival Enescu (Bucarest), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) (Evangelist) at Palau de la Música (Barcelona), J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) at Liederhalle (Stuttgart), La princesse de Navarre at Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville) under Hervé Niquet, his reaparition at Palais de Beaux Arts (Brussels) under Skip Sempé,́ etc.

Source: Juan Sancho Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Alberto Martinez Molina


BWV 109, BWV 112

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