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Andreas Post, tenor

The young tenor Andreas Post has gained a notable reputation as a concert singer, especially through the role of Evangelist in the J.S. Bach passions.

His concert activities have led him abroad to Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands. Luxembourg, England, Scandinavia as well as to Poland, Israel, Macedonia, Singapore and South Africa. He has sung under conducters such as Helmuth Rilling, Philippe Herreweghe, Ludger Rémy, Jos van Veldhoven, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Jan Willem de Vriend, Michael Hofstetter and Hermann Max with ensembles such as Concerto con Anima, Les Amis de Philippe, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Musica Alta Ripa, Collegium Vocale Gent, Monteverdichor Hamburg, Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Orchester der Klangverwaltung.

With the Baroque Orchestra Le Chardon he recently recorded a solo-CD with arias by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, G.Ph. Telemann and R. Keiser which was released in 2013.

Andreas Post has been a welcome guest at festivals such as Telemann Festtage Magdeburg, Musikfestspiele Dresden, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Mozartfest Augsburg, and has appeared as well at Halle Handel Festival and Festival van Vlaanderen in Brugge.

His operatic engagements include: the part of Astromonte in the rediscovered opera The Philosopher’s Stone by W. A. Mozart, Hennebert, Schack, Gerl and Schikaneder; the role of Belsazar in Amsterdam in a co-production with the festival Duesseldorfer Altstadt Herbst; Ottone in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea with La Stagione Frankfurt under Michael Schneider; Palemone in the rediscovered opera Amor e Psiche by Josef Schuster, Pedrillo, The Abduction from the Serail, Mozart in a co-production of the Goettinger Sinfonieorchester and the Deutsches Theater Goettingen; Tamino in The Magic Flute at the Festival Gut Immling 2008; Uriel in a staged production of Haydn’s oratorio The Creation on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the City of Ludwigsburg as well as Alfred in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Macheath in The Beggar´s Opera by Pepusch/Britten, and Samson in a staged production of G. F. Handel’s oratorio of the same name. In 2012, Andreas appeared as Conte Belsospiro in Josef Schuster’s opera Il marito indolento at the festival Tage Alter Musik Regensburg. At the International Herrenchiemsee Festspiele 2013 he will make his role debut as Tanzmeister in R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos under Ljubka Biagioni.

He participated in varoius opera CD productions for instance as Varo in Gluck’s Ezio and in the title role of J. Schuster’s Demofoonte.

Lied recitals are a special interest of Andreas’ as well which he perfects with the pianoforte player Tatjana Dravenau. They jointly recorded three CDs, last of all F. Schubert’s cycle Die schoene Muellerin. In the field of contemporary songs he works with the pianist Axel Bauni with whom he gave the world première of selected lieder by Aribert Reimann and Wolfgang Rihm at the festival Kissinger Sommer. He returned to Kissinger Sommer in 2011 for the world première of M. Trojahn’s Rilke-cycle ‘Dir zur Feier’ with pianist Jan Philip Schulze.

Andreas Post began his vocal training with Alastair Thompson and continued his studies with Prof. Ks Soto Papulkas at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, where he passed his artistic final examination as well as the subsequent Konzertexamen with distinction.

He was awarded a scholarships by the Cologne Richard Wagner Society, was a prize-winner of the 11th International Bach Competition in Leipzig, and participated in lied classes with Norman Shetler with a scholarship from the German Schubert Society.

 

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