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JUNe 22 · ELIAS MEnDELSSOHN · LINGEN

oInga Balzer-Wolf  (Soprano)
Bettina Schaeffer (Alto)
Javier Alonso (Tenor)
Ansgar Theis (Bass)
Maja Brennecke (child)

Junges Klangforum Münster
Ensemble 22
Unichor Münster

Volker Hagemann (Conductor)

18h
St. Bonifatius, Lingen (Zentrum)

Tickets: Buchhandlung Blanke, Burgstraße 19a

JUNe 23 · ELIAS MEnDELSSOHN · MÜNSTER

Inga Balzer-Wolf  (Soprano)
Bettina Schaeffer (Alto)
Javier Alonso (Tenor)
Ansgar Theis (Bajo)
Maja Brennecke (child)

Junges Klangforum Münster
Ensemble 22
Unichor Münster

Volker Hagemann (Conductor)

18h 
Heilig Kreuz, Münster (Nordviertel, Hoyastraße 12)

Tickets: WN-Ticketshop, Picassoplatz

TENOR WITH AN IMPRESSIVE CAREER AS AN OPERA, LIEDER AND CONCERT SINGER. HE HAS PERFORMED IN PRESTIGIOUS CONCERT HALLS THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND HAS PROVEN HIS TALENT WITH HIS UNIQUE AND CAPTIVATING VOICE. CRITICS PRAISE HIS STAGE PRESENCE, ELEGANCE, CLARITY OF VOICE, PERFECT ENUNCIATION IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES AND THE EXPRESSIVENESS OF HIS INTERPRETATIONS.

BIOGRAPHY

Javier Alonso was born in La Bañeza (León, Spain). After studying guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, he began his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Helena Lazarska. There he attended Edith Mathis’ lied class until he completed his Master of Arts in Lied and Oratorio in 2005. The DAAD, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Richard Wagner Society supported him while he continued his postgraduate studies as a tenor at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Robert Schunk, which he completed in April 2011 with a concert exam. He supplemented his training with Paula Anglin, Manuel Cid, Hartmut Singer, Reinhard Becker, Marianna Brilla, Lisa Paglin and Jack LiVigni and attended numerous masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier and Wolfram Rieger, from whom he received decisive artistic impulses.

Winner of several competitions, including the International Competition for Lied Art “Hugo Wolf Akademie” in Stuttgart in 2010 (third prize in the Lied duo with pianist Ainoa Padrón). The jury consisted of outstanding representatives of the art song such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Graham Johnson, Kurt Widmer, Birgid Steinberger, Wolfram Rieger and Robert Holl. He also won second prize at the “Ferrucio Tagliavini” International Singing Competition in Deutschlandsberg (Austria). As the winner of the “Jeunesses Musicales” competition in Spain in 2005, he performed at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza in Granada, at the Slowenska Filharmonija in Ljubljana, at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb and at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo.

He made his stage debut in January 2003 as Bastien in W. A. Mozart’s Singspiel “Bastien und Bastienne” at the Teatro Real in Madrid in a production by Emilio Sagi. Opera appearances have taken him to the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre in Vienna (Cavalli’s “La Calisto” and Ravel’s “L’heure espagnole”), to the Aachen Theatre (Stravinsky’s “Mavra” and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”), to the Vienna Konzerthaus (Belfiore in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera”), to the KlassikSommer in Hamm (Knappe in Wagner’s “Parsifal”) and to Münster (Loge in Wagner’s “Das Rheingold”). He has also sung under the direction of Franz-Paul Decker, Frank Beermann, Andreas Spering, Patrick Strub, Michael Ostrzyga, Dorel Murgu and Graham Buckland, including with the Spanish Radio Orchestra, the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Capella Augustina, the Arcata Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Cologne Academy at the Teatro Monumental de Madrid and the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.

Particularly dedicated to lieder singing, he has given recitals at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Cologne Philharmonie, in Stuttgart at the Hugo Wolf Academy, in Barcelona (Auditori and Palau de la Música Catalana), at the Auditorio León (with the soprano Diana Damrau) and at the Schubertiada in Vilabertrán (with the Jess Trio Vienna) together with the pianists Ainoa Padrón, Marcelo Amaral, Juan Carlos Cornelles, Miguel Huertas, Tatjana Dravenau, Roger Braun, Stephan Matthias Lademann, Eric Schneider and Florian Uhlig. Recordings of his concerts have been broadcast by Catalunya Música and RTVE in Spain, RTV Slovenia, Radio 4 in the Netherlands, Deutschlandradio, WDR3 and SWR2 in Germany. In 2013, he released his first CD “Das Meer und die Kindheit – El mar y la infancia” with songs by Franz Schubert, Xavier Montsalvatge and Antón García Abril for the Columna Música label.

Javier Alonso is a guest lecturer at the summer courses of the University of Cantabria and the University of León in Spain and regularly gives workshops, which he combines with his teaching activities at Dr. Hoch’s Conservatory in Frankfurt.

AUDIOs

Phidyle (H. Duparc)

by Javier Alonso, Ainoa Padrón | Live | Auditorio de León

Der Fischer (F. SCHUBERT)

by Javier Alonso, Ainoa Padrón | El mar y la infancia

Der Musensohn

by Javier Alonso, Ainoa Padrón | Live | Foyer der Oper Köln

phOTOS
VIDEOs
Richard Strauss
Morgen

Teatro Monumental Madrid
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE
Franz-Paul Decker

RICHARD WAGNER
Der Ring für Kinder

Theater in der Meerwiese Münster
Ralf Soiron, Daniel Schindler, Alexander Becker

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Auf dem See

Jubiläumskonzert
Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart
Ainoa Padrón 
PRESS

XVI Schubertiada de Vilabertrán

Gerona


“The tenor Javier Alonso showed a high-quality lyrical voice. His excellent song training, his musicality and his precise pronunciation were all worthy of note.”

Josep Rimbau

September 2008

MARKUS PASSION (KEISER)

KANTOREI LECHENICH

 

“Javier Alonso was the central figure of the performance. He proved himself as the Evangelist and in other roles and filled his extensive part with a slender, agile voice and impeccable articulation.”

Hanna Styrie

April 2017, KÖLNER-STADT-ANZEIGER

CONCERT

LEICHLINGEN

 

“Tenor Javier Alonso sang “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from Mozart’s Magic Flute
with a soft mellifluous voice.”

Monika Klein

16.05.2017, RHEINISCHE POST

JUBILÄUMSKONZERT

LEICHLINGEN


“… the huntsman Max, brilliantly interpreted by tenor Javier Alonso. He sang the aria “Durch die Wälder durch die Auen” with razor-sharp clarity.”

Gabi Knops-Feiler

29.05.2018, RHEINISCHE POST

LOBGESANG (MENDELSSOHN)

HEINRICH-SCHÜTZ-KANTOREI FREIBURG

 

“Javier Alonso (tenor) convinced the audience with a penetrating, radiant voice and dramatic expressiveness.”

Nikola Mirkovic

05.12.2014, BADISCHE ZEITUNG

Wagners RING für Kinder

Münster

 

“Javier Alonso shone with versatility in the actually very different roles of Loge and Siegfried.”

Christoph Kammertöns

November 2013, ONLINE MUSIK MAGAZIN