Andrè Schuen

Baritone Andrè Schuen comes from the Ladin area of La Val of South Tyrol in Italy and grew up speaking three languages (Ladin, Italian and German), a versatility reflected in his current vocal repertoire. Although the cello was his chosen instrument for many years, he decided to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, studying singing under Professor Horiana Branisteanu, and song and oratorio under Professor Wolfgang Holzmair.

Andrè Schuen starts and also ends the 2018/2019 season with Schubert lied recitals, at one of the most important lied places worldwide, the Schubertiade in Austria where he has already been highly acclaimed. Further recitals take him to Schubertiade Vilabertran, Munich, Philharmonie de Paris and Madrid. On the opera stage he is featuring Papageno at New National Theatre Opera in Tokio in September. In May he makes his debut as Olivier in a new production by Christof Loy in Strauss’ ‘Capriccio’ at the Teatro Real in Madrid. With the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra he goes on an Asian tour with concerts in Shanghai and Seoul singing in his prime role as Don Giovanni.

A concert tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe takes him a. o. to Brussels, Poitiers and Essen. Andrè Schuen has performed in Salzburg since 2010, first as a member of the Young Singers Project and subsequently in various productions at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Simon Rattle and Riccardo Muti. Last year he performed together with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Markus Hinterhäuser at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.

From 2010 to 2014 Andrè Schuen was a member of the ensemble at the opera house in Graz. He was one of the few singers to appear in three roles at the same time in Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Da Ponte Cycle at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Andrè Schuen continues to have a close association with the Theater an der Wien, with whom Andrè Schuen continues to be closely associated.

With the pianist Daniel Heide Andrè Schuen has sung recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall, in Oxford, at the Heidelberger Frühling or in Vienna’s Konzerthaus. Gerold Huber is also one of his recital partners, with whom he made his debut at the Schubertiade in Hohenems. In 2017 Andrè Schuen celebrated his North American debut at the renowned Tanglewood Festival, as well as at the Aspen Music Festival in a Schubert recital together with Andreas Haefliger.

Andrè Schuen beim Beethovenfest