Andrè Schuen, baritone

Baritone Andrè Schuen comes from the Ladin area of La Val of South Tyrol in Italy and grew up speaking three languages (Ladin, Italian and German), a versatility reflected in his current vocal repertoire. Although the cello was his chosen instrument for many years, he decided to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, studying singing under Professor Horiana Branisteanu, and song and oratorio under Professor Wolfgang Holzmair. From 2010 to 2014 Andrè Schuen was a member of the Graz Opera House ensemble.

Andrè Schuen begins the current season in the summer of 2019 as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (director: Christof Loy / musical direction: Joana Mallwitz) at the Salzburg Festival - alongside Figaro and Don Giovanni one of the roles in which he has already been heard at the Theater an der Wien in Nikolaus Harnoncourt's celebrated Da Ponte cycle. In early 2020 he made his debut as Eugene Onegin with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. He will again take on the title role of Pushkin’s drama at the beginning of the current season, making his debut at the Vienna State Opera (musical direction: Tomáš Hanus / production: Dmitri Cherniakov). During the season he can also be seen and heard here as Marcello in La Bohème, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Papageno in The Magic Flute. In September 2020 he makes his debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and in July 2021 at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro.


As a lied singer, Andrè Schuen is on stage of London’s Wigmore Hall in November 2020 with a world premiere of Thomas Larcher and songs by Korngold and, and in May 2021 with the same programme at the Schubertiade Hohenems, where he is one of the regular guests. The Schöne Müllerin is the focus of a tour in March 2021 with stops in Munich, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona and Warsaw. Further recitals will take him to Elmau, Bolzano, Merano, as well as to Paris and Orleans with the Quatuor Diotima.


Past highlights on the concert stage include appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle, the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Jukka-Pekka Saraste or the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding. Together with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Markus Hinterhäuser he performed at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.


With his Lied partner Daniel Heide, he can be heard worldwide in Lied centres such as London's Wigmore Hall, the Schubertiade, the Schubertiada Vilabertran, at the Heidelberger Frühling or the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as at renowned concert venues such as Munich's Prinzregententheater, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw or the Vienna Konzerthaus. With Andreas Haefliger, Andrè Schuen made his US debut in 2017 with recitals at the Tanglewood Festival and the Aspen Music Festival. 


Together with Daniel Heide, Andrè Schuen received the best international reviews for his recordings. His latest releases on the label AvI are "Petrarca Sonnets" by Franz Liszt and "Wanderer" with songs by Schubert. Before that he presented songs by Schumann, Wolf and Martin as well as works by Beethoven, which he recorded with the Boulanger Trio.



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Thomas Larcher

Symphony No. 2, "Kenotaph"

Die Nacht der Verlorenen

Andrè Schuen, baritone

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1393-2

Released 11/2021

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