For nearly fifteen years now, Andreas Scholl has consistently collected the top international awards for his many solo and ensemble recordings (Diapason d’Or of the Year in 1996 and Gramophone Award for Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater under the direction of Chiara Banchini; another Gramophone Award and Diapason d’Or for Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo under the direction of René Jacobs,) and for his singing career: he won the Prix Echo and the Prix de l’Union Musicale de la Presse Belge (Belgian Critics’ Circle) in 1999, the Edison Prize in 2002, and the Singer of the Year Award at the Classical Brits in 2006.
Andreas Scholl was born in Germany, and received his initial musical training as a member of a boys’ choir, the Kiedricher Chorbuben. He went on to study singing at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with René Jacobs and Richard Levitt, later succeeding the latter in his teaching post there. He now appears in the world’s foremost concert halls and festivals. He has worked with the finest orchestras, and with such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, William Christie, Chiara Banchini, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christophe Rousset, and Paul McCreesh.
In 1998, his operatic debut at Glyndebourne in Handel’s Rodelinda (Bertarido) won unprecedented praise from the British press. He made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera in this role in 2006.