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Klaus Mertens

Bass-baritone Klaus Mertens is a respected vocalist of Baroque concert repertory, especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He provides recorded almost 100 from the cantatas and all of the large choral functions from the Leipzig get good at to great acclaim. He was presented with performing lessons while in primary school. His college or university studies were designed to prepare him to get a career being a music instructor, and he worked well like a schoolteacher for a while. But his developing vocal skills managed to get feasible to try a serious performing profession. He embarked on extra voice teaching, teaching, and interpretation research with Else Bischof-Bornes, Jakob Stämpfli, and Peter Massmann. Mertens has generated a significant concert profession and has produced over 100 recordings. He spent some time working with leading interpreters in the first music/authentic performance college — for instance, Lot Koopman, with whom he participated inside a complete group of the Bach cantatas, aswell as René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Sigiswald Kuijken, Frans Brüggen, Gustav Leonhardt, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With conductors such as for example Gerard Schwarz, Peter Schreier, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt, Iván Fischer, and Hans Vonk he offers appeared in main orchestral concerts, including people that have the Saint Louis, Chicago, and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, as well as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Since a lot of the experience in the first music field is usually associated with summer time music celebrations, he frequently shows up at such locations as the Lucerne Event, the BBC Proms, the Mainly Mozart Event of NY, the Salzburg Event, the Prague Planting season, Bach-Tage Berlin, the Flanders Event, the Oxford Handel Event, and many more. In keeping with a great many other early music professionals, Mertens also offers a pastime in main repertory from the 20th hundred years, carrying out Hindemith’s A Requiem for all those We Like and Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, among additional works. He in addition has received compliment for his function in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the same composer’s Paul, and additional major Passionate concert functions. He is highly regarded like a lieder vocalist. Mertens has regularly appeared on Western european tv and radio broadcast concerts.

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