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Christian Villiger (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Switzerland

The Swiss bass-baritone, Christian Villiger, began his musical training in the Zürcher Sängerknaben. He studied piano with Professor Eckart Heiliger at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. After that, he studied singing with Professor Hans-Joachim Beyer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy in Leipzig. In further studies and master-classes he worked with Professor Rudolf Piernay, Professor Klaus Häger and Peter Kooy. Since then, he studies with the soprano Heidi Wölnerhanssen in Basel.

As a concert and oratorio singer, Christian Villiger has performed in major concert halls such as the Philharmonie in Berlin or the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Concert engagements have taken him inter alia to the Händelfestspielen Halle, Bachfest Leipzig, Festival international de musiques sacrée Fribourg and Luzern Festival. He worked with orchestras and ensembles such as the Neuen Düsseldorfer Hofmusik, Göttinger Barockorchester, Musica Fiorita Basel, Les Cornets Noirs and Il delirio fantastico Lyon. He is a frequent soloist with numerous concert performances at home and abroad. Aa a freelancer he works with professional vocal ensembles, including the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Vokalensemble Zürich, Ensemble Corund Luzern, Basler Madrigalisten and Basler Vokalsolisten. Radio and television recordings document his musical work.

Christian Villiger is also engaged as a teacher of singing at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich..

Source: Basler Project Chor Website (2012), English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2013)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Kay Johannsen

Bass

Video: BWV 67, BWV 85

Links to other Sites

Basler Project Chor: Projekt 2012 - Die Solisten [German]

Christian Villiger - Bass (Bach:vokal) [German]

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