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Speer, Yorck Felix - Bass-Baritone

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Speer, Yorck Felix Bass-Baritone
Speer, Yorck Felix Bass-Baritone
Speer, Yorck Felix Bass-Baritone

Biography

 

Recently Speer has sung Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Malmö Symphony Orchestra, and Berlioz’ L’enfance du Christ with Odense Symphony Orchestra. Guest contracts have or will bind him to the Opera in Oldenburg, the Cologne Opera, the Nationale Reiseoper Enschede and Staatstheater Kassel.
 
His recent and future engagements include König Marke/Tristan und Isolde in Enschede, Ochs/Rosenkavalier in Kassel, also recordings of Bach’s Johannes-Passion, and a tour with the ensemble Concert Lorrain singing Johannes-Passion by C. Pregardien.
 
Bass-baritone Yorck Felix Speer was born in 1969 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. His singing-instructions were given by Theodor Greß, Prof. Alan Speer, and Hanna Schwarz. He also attended master classes of Brigitte Fassbaender, Edda Moser, Rudolf Piernay, James King and Andreas Schmidt. He is an award-winner of the Queen-Sonja-Music-Competition in Oslo.
 
His concert repertoire as a leading bas baritone in Europe has a wide spread from Monteverdi, Schütz, Buxtehude, Bach, and Händel, via Mozart, Haydn,Beethoven and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, to Rossini, Brahms, Dvorak and Verdi. Beside that he also took part in performances of less known pieces like Franck´s “Les Beatitudes”, Elgar´s “The Apostles”, Schumann´s “Faust –Scenes”, Bloch´s “Avodath Hakodesh” and Schmidt´s “Buch mit sieben Siegeln”. 
Speer has, among others sung under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Minkowski, Trevor Pinnock, Semyon Bychkov, Thomas Hengelbrock, Christoph Pregardien, Marek Janowski, Günter Neuhold, Manfred Honeck, Christoph Spering, Peter Neumann, Helmuth Rilling, Charles Dutoit, Sir Roger Norrington, Claus Peter Flor, Marcus Creed, Ingo Metzmacher, Peter Dijkstra, and Christopher Hogwood.
 
He has performed with most influential orchestras in Germany and in many European countries, including: the DSO Berlin, the Bamberg -Symphonic, Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig, Staatskapelle Berlin, the Orchestre de Champs-Elyssee Paris,Les Musiciens du Louvre, Malmö Symphonic, the Wurttemberg State orchestra Stuttgart, Concerto Köln, Copenhagen Phil, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, Russian National Symphonic, Mariinskji symphonic, and with the Swedish Radiosymphonic.
 
Of festivals he has worked with can be mentioned the Weilburger Schloßkonzerte, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Leipzig Bach festival, the Ansbacher Bachweek, the Oregon Bach festival, the Russian Easterfestival, the Festival de Beaune, the Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele, the Dresden Musikfestspiele, the Herrenchiemsee festival, the 79th Bachfestival in Hamburg, the Beethoven festival in Bonn and the Scheswig-Holstein music festival.