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Ekkehard Abele (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Stuttgart, Germany

The German bass-baritone, Ekkehard Abele, studied church music (organ) and singing at the music schools of Freiburg and Saarbrücken, and last with Kurt Widmer in Basel, where he finished his with the soloist diploma. He had further studies with Eugène Rabine in Weimar, with whom he is still connected in a regular co-operation. In 1996 He received the Bach award at the International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig.

Apart from the usual concert repertoire, Ekkehard Abele dedicates himself to solo and ensemble singing (he was a member of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart for many years) of both Early music and contemporary music. He devotes much of his time to the performance of modern and contemporary music, and has appeared in concerts of works by Nono, Stockhausen, Rihm and Mauricio Kagel. He performed Ligeti's Aventures et Nouvelles Aventures at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken. A regular co-operation connects him with conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock and Hermann Max and ensemble like the Young Opera Company Freiburg or the Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble Movimento, Orlando-di-Lasso-Ensemble, Himmlischen Cantorey and Deutschen Kammerchor. With them he appeared in opera productions at the Wiener Festwochen and at the Münchner Opernfestspielen, as well as at Festivals in Utrecht, Luzern, Dresden, Ansbach and Leipzig. In June 2004 he participated in a performance of J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) conducted by Hermann Max at the Israel Festival Jerusalem.

Source: Programme notes to a concert of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 conducted by Hermann Max (Israel Festival 2004 Jerusalem, June 2004); Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg & Bach-Verein Websites, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2004, June 2005); Teddy Kaufman (February 2007, photo)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Tobias Hiller


BWV 248/1-3

Werner Hümmeke


BWV 248

Kay Johannsen


Video: BWV 75, BWV 81, BWV 92, BWV 98

Kay Johannsen


Member of Solistenensemble Stimmkunst:
Bach:vokal 2013/I Video:
BWV 156, BWV 81, BWV 14; BWV 144, BWV 92
Bach:vokal 2013/IV Video:
BWV 38, BWV 109; BWV 98, BWV 226, BWV 188
Bach:vokal 2015/5 Video:
BWV 21, BWV 75
Bach:vokal 2016/3 Video:
BWV 4, BWV 249

Ton Koopman


BWV 244 [3rd, Jesus, CD/DVD]

Rudolf Lutz


DVD: BWV 22, BWV 57, BWV 59, BWV 136, BWV 139

Hermann Max


BWV 244, BWV 245

Rainer Oster


BWV 33, BWV 137

Stephan Schultz


BWV 82, BWV 158

Links to other Sites

Abele Ekkehard (Bach-Verein) [German]
Ekkehard Abele - Bass-Bariton (Camerata Vocale) [German]
Ekkehard Abele (Jeanine Roze Production) [French]

Aalener Kammerchor - Solisten Bach-Fest 2000 [German]
Solisten (CantaBonn) [German]
Ekkerhard Abele - Bass (Bach:vokal) [German]

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