The Luxembourgish tenor, Alexander Gebhard, received in 2012 the 'Diplôme du 1ier Prix with distinction from the Conservatory of Luxembourg whilst studying with Marie-Reine Nimax-Weirig. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Modern and Medieval Languages (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College (2012-2016). There he held a choral scholarship under the baton of Stephen Layton and received vocal tuition from Roderick Earle, Professor at the Royal College of Music, London. In the summer of 2015, he completed an internship at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, whilst working with Tobias Truniger, head coach of the Opera Studio. In 2014-2015, whilst studying at the University of Venice, he received vocal tuition from Cristina Mantese at the Scuola Bellincioni. In April 2014, he took up a visiting choral scholarship with the Papal choir of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. He is particularly grateful to have received scholarships to participate in master-classes with David Jones (New York), Enza Ferrari (La Scala), Mireille Alcantara (CNSM Paris), Bernd Valentin and Kurt Widmer (both Mozarteum Salzburg). He studies at the University of Oxford for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in European Politics & Society, St Edmund Hall (2016-2018). He is currently studying with Ryland Davies, Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Alexander Gebhard has appeared, both as a soloist and consort singer, in Europe, Asia, and North America. On the opera stage he has performed, among others, the roles of Renard in Igor Stravinsky's Renard (March 2017), Don Basilio in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (February 2017), Alviano Salvago in Franz Schreker's Die Gezeichneten (April 2014), and First Armed Man in W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute (October 2013).
Upcoming performances: The Hogboon at Philharmonie Luxembourg (May 2017); Winterreise at St Anne's College Oxford (June 2017); Giovenetto/Alcade in The Barber of Seville, New College Chamber Opera, Oxford (July 2017).