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Matthew White (Counter-tenor)

Born: 1973 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian counter-tenor, Matthew White, graduated in English Literature at McGill University and currently studies with Jan Simons. He has recently won the Canada Council Grant for Emerging Artists and is a recipient of the Adams Vocal Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival.

Matthew White has already gained an enviable reputation for excellence in a young career and his ever-expanding career includes appearances woldwide. In Europe, he sings with the Netherlands Bach Society (with whom he sang J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244)), the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Le Parlement de Musique and Le Concert Spirituel. In the USA he sings regularly with the Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Four Nations Ensemble and has traveiled as far afield as New Zealand to appear with the Christchurch City Choir in George Frideric Handel's Messiah. In opera, his roles include Ottone in L'lncoronazione di Poppea for the Houston Grand Opera and the Toronto Consort, Monteverdi's Orfeo for the Toronto Consort, Hercules in G.F. Handel's The Choice Of Hercules for Modem Baroque Opera and the title role in Gluck's Orfeo for the Festival International de Musique Baroque de Lameque. Matthew White tours, records and performs frequently with Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Ensemble, and other leading early music ensembles. A proven performer in Canada, he has also appeared with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Edmonton Symphony, Thirteen Strings of Ottawa, the Chamber Music Festival and Symphony Nova Scotia, among many others. He is a founder member of Montreal's Ensemble Les Voix Baroques.

Matthew White has recorded G.F. Handel's Messiah with Tafelmusik/Ivars Taurins for CBC Records; Carrissimi's Jepthe and Jonas with the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal for Analekta; His recordings include Messiah with Tafelmusik and Bach Cantatas with Aradia Ensemble.

Matthew White's future engagements Messiah with the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra/Brian Law, G.F. Handel with the Portland Baroque Orchestra/ Paul Goodwin, Dido And Aeneas with Les Concerts Spirituel/ Hervé Niquet in France with a recording for Naxos, Bach Cantatas with Tafelmusik, J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232) with the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval/ Jean-Francois Riveste, J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra /Robert Cooper, and with the Netherlands Bach Society/Jos Van Veldhoven. He will extend his opera work singing Gluck's Orfeo Ed Euridice at the Festival International de Lamèque and roles in Poppea for Houston Grand Opera.


Source: Liner notes to Naxos 8.554825D (J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas, conducted by Mallon, 2000); Liner notes to ASV GAU 211 (Händel & Vivaldi: Cantatas, Sonatas); Caroline Philips Management Website
Contributed by
Stephanie Triska (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Philippe Herreweghe

Alto

BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 27, BWV 159, BWV 161

Manique Huggett

Alto

BWV 245

Kevin Mallon

Alto

BWV 36, BWV 61, BWV 132 [w/ Aradia Ensemble]

Eric J. Milnes

Alto

BWV 1, BWV 61, BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 147, BWV 182 [w/ Montreal Baroque]

Masaaki Suzuki

Alto

BWV 10, BWV 93, BWV 178

Les Voix Baroque

Alto

BWV 82

Jos van Veldhoven

Alto

BWV 232 [2nd], BWV 244 [2nd]

Alexander Weimann

Alto

BWV 245

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Matthew White (counter-tenor)
Matthew White (Gossage Artists Management)
Matthew White: Counter Tenor (CPM)
Matthew White - counter-tenor (Les Voix Baroques)

Matthew White - Celestial Voice with Matchless Purity
Matthew White (Cleveland Opera)
Matthew White (Analekta)
Matthew White (countertenor)

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