The American bass-baritone, Andrew Walker Schultze, is well known as an interpreter of the standard opera/oratorio repertoire and as a specialist in the performance of early music. His cast of characters includes villains, heroes and buffoons in operas by Abbatini, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Mozart, Donizetti, Charles Gounod, Engelbert Humperdinck and Puccini. He has sung with the Chicago Lyric Opera, DuPage Opera Theater, Sacramento Opera, Pittsburgh Opera Theater and the Syracuse and Indianapolis Operas. He has appeared in concert at Chicago’s Symphony Center and Harris Theater, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, in Vienna, Venice, Vilnius, Paris, Lisbon, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, Zürich and at Milan's La Scala Opera.
Andrew Walker Schultze has presented master-classes and participated in early music workshops and conferences including presentations for The Society for Seventeenth Century Music, Innsbrucker Musikpaedagogik-Institut, Vienna Baroque Ensemble, American Recorder Society, West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh, Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, University of Indiana, Terre Haute, University of Chicago and the Chicago Humanities Festival. His article “Performing Amarilli Mia Bella” was published in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Journal of Singing in the January/February 2000 issue.
His performances have been broadcast on television and radio in Europe and in the USA. Andrew Walker Schultze has produced concert events for the Spertus Institute, Chicago Humanities Festival, Ars Musica Chicago, Chicago Syntagma Musicum, Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, the Center for Black Music Research and the University of Chicago. He is a longtime member of Vienna’s Clemencic Consort and Innsbruck’s Affetti Musicali. He is the on the voice faculty of Columbia College and on the staff at the University of Chicago. In the Summer of 2008, he will teach vocal performance practice at the International Early Music Seminar at Schloss Zell an der Pram in Austria.