Andreas Frese

Biography

Pianist Andreas Frese initially studied piano with Ria Goetze at Düsseldorf's Robert Schumann Musikhochschule. His affinity for the voice was nurtured, among other places, in Limburg as a cathedral chorister. Intensive study of chamber music and further studies in literature and musicology ultimately led to his study of song performance, in the master class of Irwin Gage and Esther de Bros in Zurich. Andreas received further inspiration for his work as an accompanist in master classes with Christoph Prégardien, Matthias Goerne, Edith Wiens, Johannes Goritzki, Ferenc Rados and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In 2002 he received a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Association.

Invitations to festivals and concerts have taken Andreas Frese throughout Europe as a sought after partner of singers and instrumentalists, and he has worked with artists such as Julia Kleiter, Alison Browner, Melinda Paulsen, Christoph und Julian Prégardien, Benjamin Bruns, Marcus Ullmann, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Martin Nyvall, Daniel Schmutzhard, Christian Immler, Kwangchul Youn, Martin Walser, the Amaryllis Quartet, the Mannheim String Quartet, Robert Sund and Wolfgang Schäfer, as well as with the ensemble Camerata Musica Limburg and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. He has been invited to perform at the Salzburger Festival, the Schubertiade Hohenems and Schwarzenberg and, among others, the Ljubljana Festival, the Laeizhalle in Hamburg, the National Concert Hall in Dublin or the Mozarteum Argentino in Buenos Aires. He can be heard on released CDs accompanying Martin Bruns, Marcus Ullmann, Alison Browner, Christoph Prégardien and the Ensemble Camerata Musica Limburg.

Andreas is also active as an editor with such renowned publishers as Bärenreiter (Prague), where his critical edition of Dvorak's early song cycle "Cypresses" will be published in autumn 2013.

As well as his passion for the song settings and chamber music of his beloved Schubert and Schumann, Andreas also champions the composers of the Art Nouveau era and composers of French and Scandinavian vocal music.

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