Scholl and Karamazov: Airs and Fancies
March 10, 2019 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, Arizona
Andreas Scholl, one of the world’s leading countertenors, teams with Edin Karamazov, a similarly stellar lutenist, to explore works of Dowland, Campion, Handel, Caccini, and J. S. Bach, as well as folk music of Europe and the Americas, bringing fresh perspective and radiant luminosity to this cherished repertoire.
Born in Germany, Andreas Scholl studied under Richard Levitt and René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He has won numerous awards and prizes, including the prestigious ECHO Award for his composition for Deutsche Grammophon’s audiobook of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Nightingale.” His vast discography includes solo recordings and performances with leading early music ensembles of cantatas, oratorios, operas, and lute and consort songs. Renowned for his exquisite tone and brilliant interpretation of the repertoire, he has performed in concert and on the operatic stage, amazing audiences around the world.
Edin Karamazov, formerly a classical guitarist, studied the Baroque lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. His solo debut was as a last-minute substitute for the legendary Julian Bream; he has since established himself as one of today’s most exciting and charismatic performers on numerous early and contemporary stringed instruments. His thrilling virtuoso performances of repertoire from the 16th century to now have garnered rave reviews and unprecedented critical acclaim throughout Europe and America.