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Kaspar Kröner* Countertenor

Kaspar Kröner first studied viola at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin. After discovering his alto voice he was supported by Scot Weir, Stewart Emerson and Wolfram Rieger in the first steps in singing as a countertenor, at the same academy. In order to specialize in the authentic approach towards early music he continued his studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague working with Michael Chance, Peter Kooij, Jill Feldman, Rita Dams and Diane Forlano. In addition he attended master classes given by such musicians as Helmut Rilling, Barbara Schlick, Geffrey Gall, Stephen Stubbs, Hilliard Ensemble, Thomas Quasthoff and Jard van Nes.


At the moment Kaspar Kröner performs a varied repertoire within the fields of Lied, oratorio and opera as a soloist and with ensembles like the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Huelgas Ensemble, Cinquecento and Cappella Amsterdam. On the opera stage he performed characters like Arsamene (Xerxes), Medoro (Orlando) and Tolomeo (G. Cesare) by G.F. Handel and Apollo (Apollo&Hyazinth) by W.A. Mozart. He worked with conductors like Ton Koopman, Daniel Reuss, Pablo Heras Casado, Risto Joost, Paul van Nevel, Mike Fentross, Jörg-Peter Weigle, Richard van Schoor and Hermann Bäumer.


As a recipient of a scholarship from the 'Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes' and the 'Förderpreis der Musikakademie Rheinsberg' he was engaged in several productions of contemporary music including world premières written specially for him. He was soloist in a successful tour with the Netherlands Chamber Choir with the St. John’s Passion by Arvo Pärt, he performed Handel’s Messiah with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Ton Koopman and took part in the touring baroque opera production ‘Pearl’ of Combattimento and the Scapino Ballet.


Recent highlights contained an international tour of the production ORFEO (Monteverdi) of the Sasha Waltz Company, conducted by Pablo Heras Cassado and he performed with Asko|Schönberg the premiere of a newly composed work by the Dutch composer Astrid Kruisselbrink and he was soloist in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Nederlands Kamerkoor; main role in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba in Haarlem; Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck (role of Orfeo) in Bremerhaven and music by Sciarrino at the Festival in de Branding (NL). In December 2015 he released his first solo CD Kaleidoscope of Love. Upcoming season Kaspar Kröner will sing Händel aria’s and duets in ‘Scala’, a co-production of Combattimento and Scapino Ballet (tour December 2017; January-March 2018) and concerts in June in Halle, Germany.

 July 2017