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Alex Potter

Countertenor

After beginning his musical career as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral, Alex Potter was a Choral Scholar and read music at New College, Oxford. He then went on to pursue further studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Gerd Türk, taking additional classes with Evelyn Tubb.

 

Since finishing his studies, Alex Potter has continued his focus on early music, working with conductors, such as Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Daniel Reuss, Peter Neumann and Philippe Pierlot. Solo-engagements have taken him to festivals such as the Festival internazionale di Musica e Arte sacra in Rome, the Feldkirch Festival in Austria, and the Prague Spring Festival.

 

Recent highlights include J.S Bach's Johannes Passion (BWV 245) at the Philharmonie in Essen with Peter Neumann, the same work with Ad Fontes Baroque Orchestra directed by Peter Schreier in Solothurn (April 2006), staged performances of George Frideric Handel’s Susannah at the Stadttheater in Koblenz, Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Missa Votiva with Kammerchor Stuttgart/Frieder Bernius, and the role of Second Witch and Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Philippe Pierlot/Collegium Vocale Gent at Folle Journée festival in Nantes, which was broadcast live by Arte television.

 

His first solo CD, "Vox dilecti mei", with works by Johann Rosenmülller, was released in October 2010.

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