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Yorck Felix Speer
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Yorck Felix Speer  
 
 
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B108053   B 108 053 / A 108 054
L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
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BIOGRAPHY

Yorck Felix Speer received his vocal training from Theodor Greß, Alan Speer, and Hanna Schwarz. He visited the master classes of Brigitte Fassbaender and Andreas Schmidt.

Today he works with conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Semyon Bychkov, Thomas Hengelbrock, Sir Roger Norrington, Manfred Honeck, Charles Dutoit, Ingo Metzmacher, Christopher Hogwood, Claus Peter Flor, Hayko Siemens or Helmuth Rilling. He performs with numerous renowned ensembles: the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre des Champs-Élyssées Paris, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra Stockholm, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hof and Munich Symphony Orchestras, the Württemberg State Orchestra Stuttgart, the German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate, the Kammerorchester Basel, the Capella Istropolitana, the Odense Sinfoniorkester, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo, with La Banda or the Munich Bach Soloists, to name but a few.

In addition to his extensive concert repertoire, which includes works by Schütz, Buxtehude, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms, but also parts such as the Voice of God in Schmidt’s "The Book with Seven Seals", Judas in Elgar’s "The Apostles", or Satan in Franck’s "Les Beatitudes", he gave his opera debut as Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro" conducted by Christian Kabitz in 2002.

Yorck Felix Speer is a laureate of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo. He sang the part of Christ in the St. John’s Passion at the Mariinskji Theater in St. Petersburg and in the Dresdner Frauenkirche. He also had guest performances at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, in St. Michaelis and at the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Vienna Musikverein, and at many more European musical centers. He was a guest at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele as well as at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, where he sang the part of Raphael in Haydn’s "Creation" in 2007.