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Norbert Meyn (Tenor)

Born: Weimar, Saxony, Germany

The German tenor, Norbert Meyn, studied singing in Dresden, Riga and Weimar and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1996 he was a prize-winner at the Baroque Singing Competition of the International Handel-Festival in Halle, and in 1998 he won first prize at the English Singers and Speakers Competition in London.

As a soloist Norbert Meyn has performed J.S. Bach's B-Minor Mass (BWV 232) in with Philip Pickett in Madrid, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) and Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with Howard Arman in Salzburg and J.S. Bach's Cantata Solos with Sir John Eliot Gardiner as part of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in Luxemburg. In 2000 he sang the tenor solo in Weill's Berliner Requiem with European Voices and BCMG under Thomas Adés at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Proms. He also appeared as Evangelist in the St. John Passion (BWV 245) at St. John’s Smith Square in London and at Chester Cathedral, and he was a soloist in the "Masquerade" Series of Early English Opera at the South Bank Centre. Other operatic appearances include the title-role in The Martyrdom of St. Magnus by Peter Maxwell Davies with The Opera Group in London and at the Buxton Festival, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Danilo in The Merry Widow for Pavilion Opera as well as an Apprentice in Graham Vick's production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Royal Opera House.

As a Lieder singer Norbert Meyn performed Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin at Conway Hall and Winterreise at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. He was also a participant of the Steans Institute for Young Artists Programme at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. Together with pianist Christopher Gould he created the recital series “Packed Lunch” at the Bloomsbury Theatre.

Norbert Meyn t coaches German Diction and Lieder Classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music. As a Language Coach he has worked with conductors such as James Conlon, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Simon Rattle. He recently published a DVD documentary on Acting and the Art of Classical Song.

Source: The Royal College of Music Website; Norbert Meyn Website (Photos)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2007)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


BCP: BWV 85, BWV 104, BWV 112

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
BCP Vol. 23: CD-2:
BWV 104, BWV 85, BWV 112

Links to other Sites

Norbert Meyn (Official Website) [English/German]

The Royal College of Music: Norbert Meyn
Oxford Lieder: Norbert Meyn

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