"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer

The baritone Andrè Schuen comes from the Ladin La Val (South Tyrol, Italy).He studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Prof. Horiana Branisteanu, as well as song and oratorio under Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair. He attended master courses by Kurt Widmer, Sir Thomas Allen, Brigitte Fassbaender, Marjana Lipovsek, Romualdo Savastano and Olaf Bär. In 2009 Andrè Schuen won a prize at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, and won first prize at the song competition of the Walter und Charlotte Hamel Foundation. In 2010 he passed his diploma in opera, song and oratorio at the Mozarteum with distinction, and was awarded Hanna Ludwig Prize and the Lilli Lehmann Medal.
During his emerging career he has already had guest performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mozarteum-Orchester, the Camerata Salzburg and other well-known orchestras. Concerts, festivals and TV performances have taken him to Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Tokyo, Puebla (Mexico), Buenos Aires and Ushuaia (Argentina). At the Salzburg Festival he perfomed various roles since 2006 under conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Ingo Metzmacher, Simon Rattle and Riccardo Muti, Alberto Zedda and others. Since September 2010 he has been a member of the ensemble of the Graz Opera, where he could be heard as Jeletzky (Pique Dame), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Belcore (Elisir d'amore), Ford (Falstaff) and lastly as the title role in Gasparone, Papageno (Magic Flute) and Roi Alphonse (La favorita). In Montpellier and Vienna he premiered as Don Giovanni, Guglielmo and Figaro (Vienna).
Besides the Lied Andrè Schuen is also busy in the field of Oratorio: in addition to numerous masses and cantatas, he sung in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, St John’s Passion and Mass in B minor, J. Haydn's The Creation, G.F. Handel's Messiah, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, Brahms's A German Requiem, and finally Mendelssohn's Walpurgisnacht, the role of Christ in Bach's St Matthew Passion, Fauré's Requiem.
He has been working on lieder with the pianist Daniel Heide – his constantly expanding repertoire includes Schubert's Winterreise, Schumann's Dichterliebe and Song Cycle op.24; he loves composers such as Wolf, Ibert, Martin as well as selected songs of various epochs.

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Franz Liszt , Petrarca Sonnets
Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide
Schubert, Wanderer
Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide
Beethoven, Irish and Scottish Songs, In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide
Andrè Schuen & Boulanger Trio
Andrè Schuen / Daniel Heide