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Peter Schüler (Baritone)

Born: Wiesbaden, Germany

The German baritone, Peter Schüler, began in 1978 his singing studies in Frankfurt with Professor Martin Gründler; continued with Julia Hamari, Jean Cox und Anna Reynolds. With Professor Meyer-Hanno he had four years of opera instruction. He participated in master-classes led by Seymor Bernstein, New York and John Shirley-Quirk, UK. In 2002, he was the winner in the International Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition in New York.

Peter Schüler has performed in numerous festivals, including in Schwetzingen, at Domfestspiele in Königslutter, in Heidenheim and in Japan at the Takamatsu Festival (and more). He is a also regular guest in renowned concert halls of Düsseldorf, Köln, Frankfurt and Brussels. Concert engagements have taken him to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Romania, Switzerland and the USA.

Over the years, Peter Schüler has acquired an extensive repertoire covering works from baroque to modern music. He has become an internationally acclaimed concert singer, best known for his original studies of the works of Bach as well as his interpretations of Verdi's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elias, and Haydn' s Creation. He furthermore performs in at least two opera productions every year.

Peter Schüler has developed a special fondness and expertise for the 'Lied' and has been repeatedly invited to Lied recitals. A significant number of radio and television productions as well as CD recordings document Peter Schülers internaional music carreer.

Most recent engagements have seen Peter Schüler with the Verdi Orchestra in Milan, conducted by Alain Francis (Benjamin Britten, War Requiem), with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn where he replaced Thomas Quasthoff, conducted by Jörg Faerber (Mozart) and with the Brno State Philharmonic in Czechia, conducted by Gerhard Markson (L.v. Beethoven, Missa Solemnis).

Numerous broadcast, TV and CD recording document Peter Schüler's artistic activity. In February 2002 he was winner with the International Opera Singing Competition of the Gerda Lissner Foundation in New York.

Source: Lehrer Gesang-Verein Website (2003-2004), English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2005); Peter Schüler Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2005), Wichard Johannsen (May 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Wolfgang Karius

Bass

BWV 248

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Peter Schüler (Lehrer Gesang-Verein) [German]

Peter Schüler - Baritone (Official Website) [German/English]

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