Martin Schicketanz

Baritone Martin Schicketanz is primarily active in the broad field of early music and works as a sought-after soloist with renowned ensembles such as the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Rheinische Kantorei, the Collegium Marianum, the Baroque Orchestra Wroclaw, Ensemble Inégal or the Collegium 1704 under Vaclav Luks and has performed throughout Europe at festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival (CH), BOZAR Festival (BE), Bachwoche Ansbach, Bachfest Leipzig, Resonanzen Wien (AUS), Musikfest Stuttgart, Early Music Festival Stockholm (S), Abendmusiken Basel (CH) or the Telemann-Festtage Magdeburg.

A close collaboration connects him with Hans-Christoph Rademann. He is thus involved in the recording of the complete works of Heinrich Schütz by the Dresdner Kammerchor, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, and regularly performs further bass parts - most recently Die Auferstehungshistorie by Schütz and Christ lag in Todesbanden by Bach.

At the 2019 Leipzig Bach Festival he sang the bass part in the re-performance of Stölzl's Passion „Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld” under Hermann Max in the Thomaskirche. A recording of the concert will be released by CPO in 2021.

In December 2019 he made his debut at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with Bach's Christmas Oratorio Parts I-VI under Gregor Meyer.

In the anniversary year 2020 he sang Minister Don Fernando under Jos van Immerseel in Beethoven's opera Fidelio at the NFM Breslau.

With his solo vocal ensemble Ælbgut he recorded the 2nd version of Bach's St. John Passion for Coviello Classics in an entirely soloistic formation. The CD has received excellent reviews in various publications and won the OPUS KLASSIK 2020. Also with Ælbgut, Bach's B Minor Mass was broadcast live as the final concert of the Bach Festival Leipzig 2020 in a corona-limited setting with only 5 singers and 12 instrumentalists.

As baritone of the Prague-based ensemble Cappella Mariana, he also dedicates himself to Renaissance polyphony.

Martin Schicketanz studied in the lieder and concert class of the HfM Dresden with Christiane Junghanns and KS Olaf Bär.

06 / 2021