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Alex Potter

Described as a "rising star of the countertenor world", Alex Potter is a sought-after interpreter of seventeenth and eighteenth-century music. He has performed with conductors including Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jos van Veldhoven, Peter Neumann, Paul Goodwin and Frieder Bernius. Alongside numerous performances of works by Bach, Handel and other established composers, he takes particular interest in seeking out and singing lesser known repertoire in concerts and recordings under his own direction.

After beginning his musical career as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral, Alex Potter was a Choral Scholar and read Music at New College, Oxford. He then went on to pursue further study in singing and baroque performance practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Gerd Türk, taking additional classes with Evelyn Tubb.

Recent performances of note include Handel’s Joshua with Stephen Layton/The Holst Singers, Bach’s St. John Passion with Manfred Honeck and the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, a solo concert of Viennese Baroque Music at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Handel’s Messiah with the Danish Radio Choir and Orchestra under Marcus Creed, and a tour with music by Henry Purcell under Philippe Herreweghe/Collegium Vocale Gent

Alex Potter has a large discography with a number of different ensembles, including solo recorings of music by Johann Rosenmüller of Motets by Jan Dismas Zelenka. His solo CD - Fede e Amor - with Viennese Baroque Music for alto voice and obbligato trombones was nominated for the International Classical Music Award.

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