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Andreas Weller

Andreas Weller

The tenor Andreas Weller, born in Stuttgart, received his first voice lessons at the age of eight as a member of the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys´ Choir (Prof. G. Wilhelm). In 1989 he was a co-founder of the boys´choir collegium iuvenum Stuttgart (Friedemann Keck). He started his vocal studies with Prof. Bruce Abel at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart where he also studied choral and orchestral conducting. Between 1998 and 2000 he successfully completed his postgraduate studies with James Wagner at the College of Music and Theatre in Hamburg gaining a highly awarded "Lied Diploma". From October 2000 to February 2002 Andreas Weller passed postgraduate studies in the soloist´s class for voice with James Wagner at the College of Music in Lübeck. In 2005 he graduated in the soloist´s class with Christoph Prégardien and together with his piano companion Götz Payer with best marks in the postgraduate studies "Lied-Duo" in the master class of Irwin Gage at the College of Music in Zürich. He is in great demand as an Evangelist and oratorio singer and has worked among others with Frieder Bernius / Musikpodium Stuttgart, Marcus Creed/RIAS Kammerchor und Concerto Köln, Daniel Harding / Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Thomas Hengelbrock / Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Philippe Herreweghe / Collegium Vocale Gent, Hartmut Höll / Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Konrad Junghänel / Cantus Cölln, Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Sigiswald Kuijken / La petite Bande, Jun Märkl / Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Hans-Christoph Rademann / RIAS Kammerchor und Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Helmuth Rilling / Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart und Masaaki Suzuki / Bach-Collegium Japan. He has also performed at international festivals such as the Festival Agora in Paris, the Resound Festival of Contemporary Music in Edmonton, the Soundstream Festival Toronto, the Festival Pôle d´Art Vocal de Bourgogne in Vézelay, the Festival Wratislavia Cantans in Breslau, the Festival de Wallonie in Namur, at Les Académies Musicales de Saintes, the Festival Klang & Raum Irsee, the Festival International Echternach, the Festival van Vlaanderen and at the Festival Bach de Lausanne. Many radio and CD recordings document his artistic work and he has won prizes at numerous competitions. In 2002 Andreas Weller was awarded an art endowment scholarship of Baden-Württemberg for his artistic work. In 2004, together with his Lied-Duo Partner Götz Payer, he won the Kiwanis-music prize, Zürich. In the season 2007/08 he sang among other things Haydn´s "The Seasons" under the direction of Pierre Cao in Fontainebleau and the Cité de la Musique Paris, Bach´s "Mass in B Minor" under the direction of Ton Koopman with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Broadcasting Company, Munich and Bach´s "St. Matthew Passion" and "Mass in B Minor" with the Thomanerchor Leipzig under the direction of Georg Christoph Biller in Japan and Korea. Highlights in the future include another performance at the Festival Klang & Raum, Bach Cantatas in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam under the direction of Frans Brüggen, Beethoven´s "Missa solemnis" in the Philharmonic Concert Hall Essen, Bach´s "Christmas Oratorio" with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and the "St. John Passion" with the RIAS Kammerchor under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann.