Schmidlin Countertenor

Julian Schmidlin
© Christian Knörr

Julian Schmidlin, born in 2000, began his musical training in the choir school of the Knabenkantorei Basel. He is currently completing his Master's degree as a countertenor at the Hochschule für Musik Basel with Isolde Siebert, where he has already completed his Bachelor's degree in 2023. In this context, he receives additional support in the subjects 'Minor Baroque Singing' with Rosa Dominguez and 'Focus on Piano'. Schmidlin is a scholarship holder of the Friedl Wald Foundation and can be seen time and again as a singer and actor in Basel and throughout Switzerland. In recent years, for example, in Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio' (2020) and 'St John Passion' (2022), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Magic Flute' (2021), Arthur Honegger's 'Le Roi David' (2021), Darius Milhaud's 'Les Malheurs d'Orphée' (2023), Antonio Vivaldi's 'Magnificat' and 'Gloria' (2023), George Frideric Handel's 'Rodelinda' (2023) and the musical theatre solo recital 'Ä schöne Buep seit adjö' (2022). He is a permanent member of various professional vocal ensembles as well as co-initiator of the opera society 'ahimè!', with which he stages his own opera productions. In 2022, his 10-minute opera 'Credulo' was premiered.

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