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Håkan Vramsmo (Baritone)

Born: Sweden

The Swedish baritone, Håkan Vramsmo, won a scholarship to the the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London in 1999, having previously studied in Sweden, Amsterdam, France and Germany. He graduated in 2001 with distinction and immediately went on to sing at the opening night of the BBC Proms in Ralph Vaughan Williams A Serenade to Music. He won top prizes at major international Lieder competitions and has quickly established himself as a major talent in the field.

Håkan Vramsmo has performed extensively on the concert platform, appearing at major venues throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Santiago de Compostela (a recital with Roger Vignoles), Sibelius Academy and the Aldeburgh, Bath, Newbury Spring and Leamington festivals. He has appeared with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and recorded for BBC Radio 3, Stockholm Radio and Swedish television. Operatic work over the last year has included the role of Aeneas for Nuremberg Festival Opera. He has also appeared with the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra and given concerts in Dublin, Sweden, Denmark and France. Recently he appeared in concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul McCreesh.

Håkan Vramsmo has sung the baritone roles of Don Giovanni and the Rape of Lucretia. He is establishing himself as a Mozart singer to reckon with, receiving rave reviews in Die Zauberflote and Nozze di Figaro.In summer 2005 he covered the role of Papageno in The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Operatic work has also included the role of The Count (Marriage of Figaro ) with the Opera Company Ideefixe in France and Belgium, and the title role of Don Giovanni with English Touring Opera.

Source: BBC Radio 3 Website (July 2005); Independent Opera Website (2007); Barihunks Blog (November 2007)
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Aryeh Oron (October 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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BWV 232

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Håkan Vramsmo (Barihunks)
BBC - Radio 3 - Voices - 5 July 2005

Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells 2007 Production

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