Andrè Schuen

Baritone

Baritone Andrè Schuen comes from the Ladin area of La Val of South Tyrol in Italy) and grew up speaking three languages (Ladin, Italian and German), a versatility reflected in his current vocal repertoire. Although the cello was his chosen instrument for many years, he decided to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, studying singing under Professor Horiana Branisteanu, and song and oratorio under Professor Wolfgang Holzmair. Andrè Schuen rounded off his education attending master classes held by Kurt Widmer, Sir Thomas Allen, Kammersängerin Brigitte Fassbaender, Romualdo Savastano and Olaf Bär. He graduated from the Mozarteum in 2010 with distinction. Early in his career Andrè Schuen was awarded many prizes, and in the autumn of 2016 he received an ECHO Klassik Award as Young Artist of the Year for his first CD on the Avl label.

Andrè Schuen starts the 2017/2018 season in his prime role as Don Giovanni, first in a new production at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy, which is followed not long afterwards by a production in the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.  In March he makes his debut in the new production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at Geneva Opera as Silvio, and finally towards the end of the season at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where he sings the role of Guglielmo.  He gives lied recitals at the Bavarian Radio in Munich and also in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.  Next year he gives recitals in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg at the Schubertiade where he has already been highly acclaimed.  He is resident at the Dortmund Konzerthaus for the third season as a Junger Wilder.  In May 2018 he is a soloist in the Brahms Requiem at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.  The London version for soloists, choir and piano for four hands will be performed, with artistic director Markus Hinterhäuser himself at the piano as well as Pierre-Laurent Aimard.  Andrè Schuen has performed in Salzburg since 2010, first as a member of the Young Singers Project and subsequently in various productions at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Simon Rattle and Riccardo Muti.  On the concert stage this season Andrè Schuen can also be heard for the first time singing in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Jordan, and also with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Pinnock in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  Past highlights on the concert stage included performances with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle, with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding.

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