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Ewandro Stenzowski (Tenor)

Born: 1984 - Brazil

The Brazilian tenor, Ewandro Stenzowski, started his studies at the School of Beauty Arts in Curitiba - Brazil under the guidance of Denise Sartori and Lázaro Wenger. His Concert Debut was at the early age of 15. In 2001 he participated in the International Vocal Competition Bidu Sayao, getting the "Special Prize for Young Singers" with John Naschling, Luca Targietti (Teatro alla Scala) and the late Peter Shelley (Dorset Opera) on the panel. Finishing his Bachelor Studies at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, he moved to Germany, continuing studies (Master in Opera and Solistenklasse) at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in the class of Professor Ulrike Sonntag. He also took part in many Master-classes with renowned vocal teachers and coaches, among the names we could mention: Malcom Walker (Conservatoire de Paris), Shirley Close (Florida State University), Carlo Bergonzi (Italy), Peter Berne (Germany), Graciela Araya (ChileI), Neyde Thomaz (Brazil), Helen York (Princeton/Manhattan School of Music). Between 2006 and 2010 Ewandro Stenzowski was a member of the Brazilian Marine Corps, and continued his development as singer by taking part on some competitions, like the Brazilian Opera Singers Assossiation - Carlos Gomes Competition (1st Prize), National Villa-Lobos Competition (1st Prize) and Francisco Mignone National Competition (3rd Prize).

Ewandro Stenzowski made his debut in Rio de Janeiro`s Opera House in 2010 as Janacek (Makropulos Case) and in the concert version of Il Guarany by Carlos Gomes. He moved to Germany in 2011 where he sang Peter Quint in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw, followed by Don Ottavio in the Wilhelma-Theater in Stuttgart, and Hans in Scwarzwaldmädel for the NEMF. During the 2012-2013 season he was a member of the International Opera Studio Stuttgart, where he had the opportunity to work in Productions like Ariadne auf Naxos, Nabucco, Die Fledermaus, Norma, Osud, Die Schaum der Tage (Edison Denisov). Previous engagements included: the double production of Ravel's L`Heure Espagnole & Holst`s The wandering Scholar for the YOC in Freiburg and his debut as Stewa (Jenufa), on a new production directed by Dirk Schmeding.

After his debut as Nemorino in Detmold last year (2014), Ewandro Stenzowski was invited to be a permanent member from this Opera House, and during this season sang roles like Cassio in Otello and Narraboth in Salome. 2015-2016 includes Rodolfo in La Bohème, Chateneuf (Zar und Zimmermann), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), and Aegysth in Elektra.

Besides his operatic repertoire (Lensky, Alfred, Nemorino, Gonzalve, Gabrielle Adorno, a. o.) Ewandro Stenzowski is a well sought after concert singer. His debut in Europe was under the button of Helmuth Rilling with the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart. His repertoire includes also some of the most important sacred music works: Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, Verdi's Requiem, Felix Mendelssohn's Paulus, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, to cite a few. This repertoire continues to grow, and in 2016 Rossini's Stabat Mater is already scheduled with the Mainzner Domchor and Orchestra, where he last year successfully sang the difficult tenor part of César Franck's The 7 Last words from the Cross.

Among the professionals with whom Ewandro Stenzowski already had the opportunity to work with, we could mention the conductors: Giuliano Carella, Isaac Karabtschevsky, Luiz-Fernando Malheiro, Uwe Sandner, Klaus Simon, Lutz Rademacher, Nicholas Kok, Alexandre Adiarte, Ivan Anguélov, Helmuth Rilling, Mathias Wegele, Bernhard Epstein and Sylvain Cambreling; and Stage Directors as Joachim Ratke, Waltraud Lehner, Jussi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Kay Metzger, Rudolf Frey, Peter Konwitschny, Carla Camurati and Dirk Schmeding.

His next engagements are: his debut as Canio in the Opern-Air Festspiele Nürtingen during the summer, and followed by Rodolfo, Alfred and Chateneuf in Detmold during the next season.

Ewandro Stenzowski recorded Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe for the National Radio MEC (also a prize from a competition), and was invited to record the historical DVD about the Brazilian composer José Maurício de Nunes Garcia with the Cia Bachiana under the direction of Ricardo Rocha. Television appearences included i. a. excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's The West Side Story and Gomes' Il Guarany.

Ewandro Stenzowski pursues a Condecoration from the United Nations Peace Forces for special achievements in the cultural field and was a “stipendiat” from the Yehudi Menuhim's Live Music Now Foundation, the Italian General Consulate in Curitiba, the Brazil-USA Cultural Center, the Brazilian Arts Foundation, the Association of Friends from the Hfm Stuttgart and from the Richard Wagner Verband.

Source: Ewandro Stenzowski Website (2014-2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Helmuth Rilling


BWV 7 [2nd, 2011, Video],

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