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Valdemar Villadsen (Counter-tenor)

Born: Denmark

The Danish counter-tenor, Valdemar Villadsen, graduated in the summer of 2012 from the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where his teacher was Susanna Eken. In addition, he has been taking lessons with Andreas Scholl, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Richard Levitt. He has been a counter-tenor since 2010.

Valdemar Villadsen made his operatic debut at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen in May 2012 in the baroque opera/ballet performance Narcissum. He has worked with conductors such as Paul Hillier, Andrew Lawrence-King and Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Opera appearances include the title role in George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Royal Danish Opera Studio) and Oberon in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Danish Opera Studio). Recently, Valdemar has been a soloist in G.F. Handel's Messiah with the Bergen Oratorio Choir, J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) with Bach Ensemble in Freiburg, a Baroque opera concert with Concerto Copenhagen and Lars Ulrik Mortensen and in May 2013 Valdemar had a solo recital at Bergen International Festival (Scandinavia's biggest classical music festival). Future projects include more concerts with Concerto Copenhagen.



Source: Valdemar Villadsen profile on Facebook
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Aryeh Oron (October 2013)

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