Andreas Scholl counter-tenor

"It might be a new Golden Age of the counter-tenor, but few can equal the sheer beauty of tone and dramatic instinct displayed by Andreas Scholl." BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE, 2012

Born into a family of singers in Eltville on the Rhine, near Wiesbaden, Andreas Scholl’s early musical training was with the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He later went on to study under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Renowned as one of the world's great counter-tenors, Scholl is particularly known for his performances of Early Music. In 2006 he won Classical Brit Singer of the Year Award for an all-Purcell album, and he is also winner of the 1999 Echo Awards and Prix de l’Union de la Presse Musicale Belge (“Young Musician of the Year”), the Baroque Vocal Prize at the 1996 Gramophone Awards and the Middle Ages/Renaissance category of the 2002 Edison Awards for his recording of A Musicall Banquet. For more details of his extraordinary discography, click here.

In 2012 Scholl makes his AAM debut singing Bach, and returns in March 2013 to appear in the AAM's annual Passion performances with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

Watch Andreas Scholl singing and talking about JS Bach

Andreas Scholl's past performances