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BENEDIKT KRISTJÁNSSON, tenor

Benedikt Kristjánsson was born in in Húsavík, Iceland. He started his singing lessons at age of 16 with his mother, Margrét Bóasdóttir at the Reykjavik Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts and he graduated from the Reykjavík Conservatory of Music in 2007. 
He studied with Professor Scot Weir at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, an graduated with honors. He has participated in Masterclasses with Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Thomas Quasthoff, Andreas Schmidt and Helmut Deutsch.


Benedikt won the 1st Prize of the International Bach Vocal Competition in Greifswald in 2011, and was also awarded the Audience Award. He was the Winner of the Audience Award in the International Bach Competition in Leipzig 2012.
As a Concert singer he has performed in many of the most celebrated Concert Halls in Europe and the USA with Orchestras such as Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Gaechinger Cantorey, Hofkapelle München, Holland Baroque, Dresdner Barockorchestra and Freiburger Barockorchestra. He has worked with many internationally acclaimed Conductors such as Reinhard Goebel, Reinbert de Leeuw, Václav Luks, Andreas Spering and Hans-Christoph Rademann.


Benedikt has performed Opera in Theater Kiel, at the Händelfestspiele in Halle and at the Berlin State Opera, singing both baroque and modern repertoire.
He has also given manly Lied-recitals, singing “Die schöne Müllerin” by Franz Schubert and “Dichterliebe” by Robert Schumann.


Next year he will be singing “The Diary of the one who disappeared” by Leoš Janáček, in the Staatstheater in Braunschweig, sing the Evangelist in Bach’s Passions with Holland Baroque, Dresdner Barockorchestra and AKAMUS, and perform in many Festivals such as the Händelfestspiele in Halle and the Thüringer Bach-Wochen.

 

 

2017/2018 season (representation: non exclusive| Management: Daniela Spering | Administration: Stephanie Watin)

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