Martin Hensel, Baritone

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Biography

Martin Hensel has a beautiful and expressive voice with an unsusal artistic expression. He is a prize winner at the International Brahms Competition 2010 and studied with
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Hensel has made guest appearances in Bern, Basel, Zurich, Dresden, Cologne, Berlin,
Barcelona, Jerusalem and Moscow; with the Munich Bach choir, as well as the Ruhrtriennale, the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, The Rheingau Musikfestival; at the Zurich Opera, the Tonhalle Zurich, at the Munich Gasteig, the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Berlin and Dresden Philharmonic, the Zürcher Barockorchestra, and Cappricio Basel.

Martin Hensel began studying voice and piano at age eight at the world famous Dresdner Kreuzchor. After graduating high school, he spent an extended amount of time in Italy, receiving additional vocal training. He then returned to Germany, where he continued his studies at various universities (Berlin, Dresden, Karlsruhe), followed by more training in Switzerland (ZHdK) in the subjects of Opera, concert and song. Martin Hensel celebrated his debut as a narrator in The Magic Flute in Cologne and as Pagageno in The Magic Flute for Children at the Opera in Zurich. Since then, he has sung various roles in different operas and starred in supporting, as well as leading roles.
Moreover, the young artist can already look back on a wealth of experience in the field
of concert and oratorio.

His concert repertoire includes almost all major oratorios in his subject: cantatas and masses by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Händel, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rossini and Fauré. And his lied repertoire includes more than 1000 songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Liszt etc..

Additionally he participated on masterclasses with Franciso Araiza, Olaf Bär, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam, Walter Berry, Werner Güra, Rudolph Piernay, Hartmut Höll and Irwin Gage among others.

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Repertoire
Opera roles

Christoph Willibald Gluck

IPHIGENIE/ König Thoas

Francis Poulenc

LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS/Gendarm

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Morales

Maurice Ravel

DAS KIND UND DIE ZAUBERDINGE/Die Uhr

Richard Wagner

DAS RHEINGOLD/Donner
LOHRENGRIN/Heerrufer
TANNHÄUSER/Wolfram

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Papageno
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sprecher
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Antonio
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/The Count
Oratorios

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias
Paulus

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die 7 letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words), Op. 51, Hob.III:50-56
Die Jahreszeiten

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem in D minor, Op.48

Georg Friedrich Händel

Judas Macchabaeus
The Messiah, HVW 56

Gioacchino Rossini

Petite Messe Solenelle

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem

Gustav Mahler

Rückert-Lieder
Kindertoten-Lieder

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
Mass in H minor
St. John Passion BWV 245
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Max Bruch

Odysseus
Lieder

Franz Schubert

Der Schwanengesang und ausgewählte lieder
Die Schöne Müllerin
Die Winterreise. Text by Wilhelm Müller

Hugo Wolf

Italienisches Liederbuch
Michelangelo Lieder
Mörike Lieder
Goethe Lieder

Johannes Brahms

Die Schöne Magelone
Liederreihe op.32 und ausgewählte Lieder
Vier ernste Gesänge

Ludwig van Beethoven

An die ferne Geliebte op. 98 Song cycle for voice and piano
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Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

Photo: Carolin Weinkopf

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