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Alexander Schneider


Alexander Schneider was born in Frankenberg/Saxony.

He was member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor from 1987 to 1996 before going on to study at the College of Music „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin as a student of Peter Herrmann. In 2004 he gained his degree in singing and education. He attended masterclasses of David Cordier, Jeffrey Gall and Peter Kooij. He is one of the laureates of the competition "Musica Antiqua" in Brügge 2002.

The Altus sung with many wellknown ensembles for Early Music like Cantus Coeln, Concerto Palatino, Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Absolut Ensemble New York, Rheinische Kantorei, Ricercar Consort, Saechsisches Vocalensemble, Sette Voci, Dresdner Kammerchor, Ensemble Amarcord and the Lauttencompagney Berlin.

Conductors such as Philipp Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Kristian Jaervi, Stephen Stubbs, Herrmann Max, Joshua Rifkin, Philippe Pierlot, Wolfgang Katschner, Martin Haselboeck, Marcus Creed, Attilio Cremonesi, Hans Christoph Rademann and Konrad Junghaenel have worked with him. Numerous CD- recordings document this work.

One of the artist's special concerns is to work out solo-programmess. Well-known instrumentalists like David van Bouwel and Klaus Eichhorn and ensembles like Solamente Naturali Bratislava are his musical partners.

At the Neukoellner Oper Berlin in 1999 he made his kindly regarded opera debut in "La Sorella amante", a Commedia per Musica by Johann Adolf Hasse.

In the Worldpremiere of the Jazzopera „Casanova“ by Daniel Schnyder he sung the "Mozart" in Gstaad/Switzerland and New York City/USA.

He established the Ensemble Polyharmonique to bring together singers from all over Europe to realise projects with music of the late Renaissance until Baroque music.

Audio samples

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: So soll keiner sich verlieren

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach: So will ich nun mit Weinen

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