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Markus Volpert (Baritone)

Born: Singen in the Lake Constance region, Germany

The German baritone, Markus Volpert, studied first with Wolfgang Gamerith in Oberschützen and Graz and continued his training with Kurt Widmer in Basel. After finishing his studies with the solo diploma with honor, he particpated im master-classes with Sena Jurinac, Christa Ludwig, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Thomas Quasthoff.

Markus Volpert was finalist and scholarship holder of the German Music Competition in Berlin and for two seasons also member of the International Opera Studio in Zürich. In the autumn 2001 he won the first prize of the Anneliese-Rothenberger competition. In he following year he sang Simon in The Seasons by Haydn under the conducting of Réné Jacobs in Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Rome, Paris and Madrid. He is winner of the International Bach Competition in Leipzig.

For several years Markus Volpert has appeared as a guest with various Festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Ludwigsburg Festival and the Styriarte. With the pianist Bernd Schäfer he became the baritone scholarship holder of Swiss Elvira Luethi Donation, as well as winner of the Graz Competition "Franz Schubert and the Modern Music" in February 2000. The two artists appear regularly successfully with various programmes of Lieder recitals. Apart from his numerous concerts, he could be heard in 2003 at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in Titus and at the Theater Basel in Freischütz.

Source: Wiener Bachsolisten English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2005); Ines Volpert (March 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February-March 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Laurent Gendre

Bass

BWV 234, BWV 235

Joachim Krause

Bass

BWV 182

Rudolf Lutz

Bass

DVD: BWV 33, BWV 42, BWV 60, BWV 63, BWV 73, BWV 78, BWV 88, BWV 93, BWV 125, BWV 137, BWV 140, BWV 156, BWV 163, BWV 166, BWV 173, BWV 185

Links to other Sites

Scheda di Markus Volpert (Quarttto Milano) [Italian]

Markus Volpert (Wiener Bachsolisten) [German]

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