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Daniel Bubeck

  • Countertenor

Biography

He has since performed this role over thirty times in productions with the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Radio Filharmonisch Holland, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin, Tokyo Symphony, Malmø Opera in Sweden, and at the Adelaide Festival in Australia. The Châtelet production was recorded for Nonesuch. He has collaborated such renowned conductors as Esa Peka Salonen, Robert Spano, David Robertson, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Sian Edwards, Bruno Weil and Paul Hillier. Mr. Bubeck is a noted specialist in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He made his debut with the American Bach Soloists in 2005 in Handel’s Messiah and returned to sing St. Matthew Passion in 2006 with ABS. Daniel also sang the title role in Handel’s Solomon at the 2004 Bloomington Early Music Festival. Other ensembles with whom he has been a featured soloist include the Carmel Bach Festival, Theater of Voices, Catacoustic Consort, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Michigan Bach Collegium and Brandywine Baroque. Daniel is equally at home performing contemporary music. Following the success of El Niño he was invited to return to the Tokyo Symphony in 2004 for Hans Werner Henze’s Das verratene Meer conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Later that year he sang in the American premiere of Lost Objects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Concerto Köln, music by David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon. Last season he sang music from Phillip Glass’ Akhnaten in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Minimalist Juke Box Series conducted by John Adams. The LA Times wrote "Among the soloists was the countertenor Daniel Bubeck, who sang Akhanten's 'Hymn to the sun' with exquisite beauty." He has also sung the role of Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in productions at alma maters, Indiana University and Peabody Conservatory. Upcoming engagements include covering the role of Guido in Handel’s Flavio at New York City Opera, the role of David in Handel’s Saul with the Central Florida Bach Festival and Countertenor Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the International Music Festival in Prague. Daniel Bubeck has recorded The Masses of William Byrd with the Indiana Pro Arte, directed by Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi) and John Adams’ El Niño conducted by Kent Nagano (Nonesuch). A DVD recording of the World Premiere in Paris was released by Art Haus Musik. He is a native of Wilmington Delaware and holds degrees from Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory and the University of Delaware. He has also studied at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute. He was a winner in the 2004 Sullivan Foundation Career Grant Competition and was a Virginia Best Adams Fellow at the 2004 Carmel Bach Festival.