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Alexander Schmidt (Baritone)

Born: 1971 - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The German baritone, Alexander Schmidt, studied first music education (guitar). From 1997 to 2002 he studied singing (artistic training) with Mechthild Rieh-Natter at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. He studied Lieder with Thomas Dewey and Burkhard Kehring. He took courses in New Music with Professor Maria Kowollik; courses in early music and historical performance practice with Harry van der Kamp, Stephen Stubbs and Professor Manfred Cordes; master-classess with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Robert Holl and Julia Hamari, among others. Since 2001, he had private studies with Professor William Reimer, Hannover

During his studies, Alexander Schmidt sang numerous solo parts in high school productions (Billy Budd, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Don Alfonso, Ruggiero in George Frideric Handel's Alcina. In 1999 he had a guest engagement at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. From 2003 to 2007 he was an ensemble member of the Theater Erfurt. As a member of Balthasar-Neumann-Chor he appeared in concerts with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Thomas Hengelbrock. He participated in concerts and radio recordings with the Ensemble Weser-Renaissance under Manfred Cordes.

Alexander Schmidt with the pianist Imke Brandenburg were common finalists as Lied duo of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition 2001. Since 2008, he is a permanent member of the WDR Rundfunkchor Köln. He is co-founder of the vocal ensembles Musicalische Seelenlust and Plan BAroque.

Source: Alexander Schmidt Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Bass

BWV 147 [1st]

Bernhard Schmidt

Bass

Member of Chapelle de la Vigne:
Sep 2012:
BWV 130, BWV 50, BWV 19, BWV 149
Jul 2013:
BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Akexander Schmidt -Bariton (Official Website) [German]

 


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