Sunday 6 March 2016 ~ 16.00 Uhr
An Evening of Song ~ Ein Liederabend
10€ suggested at the door
The Sideman Projekt, in partnership with Classic Pianos, is honored to present Allen Boxer and Michael Schütze in their Berlin recital debut featuring an iconic Lieder program including Schumann's Dichterliebe and works by Schubert, and Wolf.
Mr. Boxer will also inaugurate the Sideman Projekt's partnership with the Adolf-Glaßbrenner-Grundschule in Berlin where he will give a workshop with members of the school's chorus.
Artist accommodations and wine at the event provided by Arthaus Berlin.
A graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Allen Boxer's 2015-16 season finds him in Dresden, taking on new roles in Verdi's Macbeth and La traviata, as well as parts in Händel's Alcina and Giulio Cesare. Last season, Allen debuted in the role of Spencer Coyle in a new production of Owen Wingrave with Opéra National de Lorraine. He then added Frank (Die Tote Stadt) to his repertoire, with Nantes Angers Opéra.
As a member of Semperoper Dresden’s Junges Ensemble from 2011 to 2013, Mr. Boxer sang numerous roles, including Dandini (La cenerentola), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Angelotti (Tosca), Baron Douphol (La traviata), and Vicomte Cascada (Die Lustige Witwe).
In the summer of 2011, Mr. Boxer returned to Opera Theatre of St. Louis to sing the Physician (Pelléas and Mélisande). During his years at the Curtis Institute of Music, he sang diverse roles, such as Nick Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Golaud (Impressions of Pelléas), and the Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen).
Mr. Boxer has appeared as Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) with both Castleton Festival and Aldeburgh’s Britten-Pears Programme, as Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Opera North (NH), and Olin Blitch (Susannah) with Chautauqua Voice Institute, as well as singing for Festival Aix-en-Provence’s Académie Mozartienne.
Michael Schütze studied piano performance and vocal accompaniment in Dresden, where he graduated with honors in 2001. As a soloist he has performed with several orchestras in Germany.
During his education Mr. Schütze has performed in masterclasses given by Peter Schreier, Brigitte Fassbaender, Edith Mathis and Norman Shetler in addition to performing regularly for masterclasses given by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. The National Polish singing competition in Duszninki Zdroj in 2002 was the start of regular invitations to serve as the official accompanist at renowned international competitions such as the International Robert Schumann Contest, La Voce Competition of the Bavarian Radio, Competizione dell`Opera, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Los Angeles.
Mr. Schütze appeared as accompanist for Olaf Baer, Andreas Schmidt and singers of the younger generation such as the mezzo-soprano Kathrin Göring (Opera Leipzig), tenor Timothy Oliver and baritone Christoph Pohl (Semperoper Dresden) and baritone Nikolay Borchev (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich). He regularly played for masterclasses given by Andreas Scholl and cellist Peter Bruns and was a vocal piano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Mr. Schütze has performed concerts throughout Germany, Poland, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and the U.S. as well as at Moscow’s New Opera. His appearances at festivals include the Festival Mitte Europa, Sommerfestival Schloss Gauting and, in 2015, the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.
He regularly teaches masterclasses in the U.S. at California State University Fullerton, the University of Delaware, Vanguard University (California) and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In February of 2014 he held a guest professor position at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. A further invitation for a masterclass came from the Ionian University Corfu where he taught in October 2014.
In 2011 Mr. Schütze received a professorship at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik. He is also a member of the piano faculty at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Dresden.