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GEBHARD ALEXANDER

GEBHARD ALEXANDER

VOICE (TENOR)

Education

  • MA Performance, Royal Academy of Music, London (2018-20)
  • MPhil in European Politics & Society, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (2016-18)
  • BA (First Class) in Modern & Medieval Languages, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2012-16)

Awards

  • Rotary International District Scholar (2018-19)
  • Scholarship National Cultural Fund of Luxembourg (2018-19)
  • Mrs S S Payne Award, Royal Academy of Music, London (2018-19=
  • Entrance Scholarship, Royal Academy of Music, London (2018-20)
  • St Edmund Hall Masterclass Award for Performing Arts (2016-17)
  • Masterclass Scholarship, International Summer Academy Mozarteum (2016)
  • Choral Scholarship with the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge (2012-16)
  • Senior Academic Scholarship, Trinity College (2015-16)
  • Choral Scholarship with the Choir of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City (2014)
  • Robert Styring Junior Academic Scholarship, Trinity College (2013-14)

Biography

Alexander Gebhard is a young, versatile Luxembourgish tenor, currently studying on the MA programme at the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Raymond Connell. His broad repertoire in concert, song, and opera ranges from baroque masterpieces, via classical and romantic repertoire to compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. He began his musical education at the Conservatory of Luxembourg with the ‘Pueri Cantores’ Boys Choir. In 2012, he graduated with a First Prize in vocal studies. His concert engagements throughout 2018/19 include Bach’s Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock, BWV 106 Actus Tragicus with Philippe Herreweghe, BWV 80 with John Butt, Bruckner’s Te Deum in the Luxembourg Philharmonie, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Kilgour Consort and Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg. In 2018/19, his operatic engagements reflect the breadth of his repertoire. As such, he will perform Tamino/The Magic Flute with Ensemble OrQuesta/Hastings Philharmonic, Belmonte/Abduction from the Seraglio for RAM Opera Scenes, Don Carlos/Les Indes galantes with Ensemble OrQuesta, Cecco/ Il mondo della luna with New Chamber Opera and Brother/The Hogboon(Maxwell Davies) with Karina Canellakis at the Luxembourg Philharmonie. His studies are supported by scholarships from the Royal Academy, the Rotary International Foundation, the Luxembourg National Cultural Fund, the Mrs S S Payne Award, the Mario Lanza Educational Foundation. In 2018, he was selected as an Academy Bach Scholar, supported by the RAM/Kohn Foundation. He holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford and a BA from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a junior, senior, and choral scholar. He is a native speaker of English, German, French, Italian and Luxembourgish. Please do not reproduce this biography without permission.

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