Biography

German baritone André Morsch studied with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He is a former member of William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix and recipient of the 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious 'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst' in Stuttgart and the Prix Bernac from the Académie Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

At De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, he has sung Pompeo/Benvenuto Cellini, Der Graf in Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, Jake Wallace/La Fanciulla del West, The Novice's Friend/Billy Budd, Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten and, most recently, Thésée in Enescu’s Oedipe, conducted by Marc Albrecht.

In concert, he has worked with, amongst others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Arts Florissants,Het Residentie Orkest, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Jaap van Zweden, Ingo Metzmacher, James Gaffigan, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, William Christie, Vincent Dumestre, Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, Kenneth Montgomery, Marcus Creed, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jan Willem de Vriend, Sylvain Cambreling and Edo de Waart.

Most recent engagements include the world premiere of Jan Mueller Wieland’s Maria with the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock at the Ruhrtriennale Festival, Haydn’s Jahreszeiten with the Orchestra of the 18 Century, Schubert’s Stabat Mater with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam Haydn's Schöpfungsmessewith the Brussels Philharmonic, the title role in Telemann’s Miriways with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under Bernard Labadie at Laeizhalle Hamburg, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Cuban European Youth Orchestra under Thomas Hengelbrock in Havana.

Highlights in 2019/20 include the title role in Don Giovanni with the Orchestra of the 18thCentury, Britten’s War Requiem with Het Gelders Orkest, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse with the Cuban European Youth Orchestra and Thomas Hengelbrock, Handel’s Messiah with the NDR Chor at Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the KIOI Chamber Orchestra Tokyo under Hartmut Haenchen, works by Saint-Saëns and Beethoven on European tour with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensembles under Thomas Hengelbrock, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Weihnachtsoratorium with Chorwerk Ruhr in Madrid and at the Essen Philharmonie, La Divisione del Mondo at the Kölner Philharmonie, Mozart’s Messe in c-moll with the RIAS Kammerchor.

Photo by Marco Borgrevve

Discography

Telemann - Miriways

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