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Joel Frederiksen coloraturo basso profundo
(USA) – general management

The active international career of bass singer Joel Frederiksen includes appearances in opera, oratorio, and concert on stages all around the world with leading ensembles both from the United States and Europe. As an operatic soloist he appeared at prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg Summer Festival (under Dennis Russel Davies in Kurt Weill‘s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagony) or the Vancouver Summer Festival, where he played the role of Plutone in Monteverdi‘s Orfeo with Paul O‘Dette and Stephen Stubbs. At the Hong Kong Arts Festival he performed in Monteverdi‘s L‘incoronazione di Poppea and Orfeo.

As an oratorio soloist he performed in  J. S. Bach‘s B-minor mass with Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in Spain. He has also closely co-operated with leading orchestras and vocal ensembles, with whom he has recorded numerous CDs for prestigious labels. Currently he is recording for Harmonia Mundi with his Ensemble Phoenix Munich (new release The Elfin Knight planned for September 2007).


Ensemble Phoenix Munich
(Germany) – general management

Leading German ensemble of early music Ensemble Phoenix Munich is lead by its artistic director Joel Frederiksen. Residing in Munich, the ensemble, which was established in 2003, has a roster of top international players and prepares its original programs and projects in the field of music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but does not confine itself to one era.

Their recording of virtuoso compositions from Renaissance France, England and Italy “Orpheus, I am“ received a highly positive international critical acclaim, both in Europe and in the U.S.A. In September 2007 Ensemble Phoenix Munich are going to release their new CD The Elfin Knight —Ballads and Dances for prestigious label Harmonia Mundi (2006 Label of the Year).




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