Photo: Jelmer de Haas
Germany, 1967

Andreas Scholl

With his famously strong and clear voice and his exceptional vocal range, countertenor Andreas Scholl performs the great works of the Baroque and Renaissance in a truly unique way. Scholl grew up in a musical family and started singing in choirs at a young age. He was educated at the Basel Music Academy and rose to public acclaim as a singer in 1993, when he performed in Bach’s St John Passion. He has since worked with celebrities such as Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner, performing in the world’s leading concert venues and at the most influential festivals. Scholl won a number of prizes, including two ECHO Awards (1999, 2005), an Edison Award (2002), a Grammy nomination and a BBC Award (2012). His Bach Cantatas (2012) with the Kammerorchester Basel were hugely successful with both the critics and the audience. He has released more than 60 extraordinary recordings, the most recent being Wanderer with pianist Tamar Halperin. In 2012, he spoke at the Nexus Symposium ‘On Beauty and Truth in Music’.

Nexus playlist of Andreas Scholl


Andreas Scholl and the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam with Jan Willem de Vriend, conducting the first and second part of Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater.


Andreas Scholl and the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam with Jan Willem de Vriend conducting Bach Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV170.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 79

Brief aan mijn leraar

Speaker at


Anniversary Conference

War and Peace

20 September 2014 10.00 - 17.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
Nexus College met Andreas Scholl


Andreas Scholl

On Beauty and Truth in Music

6 October 2012 14.00 - 16.00 Concertgebouw Amsterdam