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
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