Guest Artists

2013–2014 Season

We are honored to have the following talented musicians as guest artists for the 2013–2014 BCOC concert season.

Tyler Duncan, baritone

British-Columbia-born baritone Tyler Duncan enjoys international renown for bringing consummate musicianship, vocal beauty and interpretive insight to recital, concert and operatic literature. At the American Spoleto Festival he sang Friendly in the 18th-century ballad opera Flora and the Speaker in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He has sung Dandini in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival; roles in Lully’s Armide with Houston’s Mercury Baroque; Purcell’s The Faerie Queen and King Arthur with Early Music Vancouver, and Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for Greensboro Opera. He is also in his second season on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera.

Mr. Duncan’s concerts include Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the Toronto and American Symphonies; Mendelssohn’s Christus and Bach’s Magnificat with the New York Philharmonic; Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Montreal and Quebec Symphonies; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic; Händel’s Messiah with the National, Montreal, Baltimore and Toronto Symphonies, Boston’s Händel and Haydn Society, and San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque; Brahms’ Requiem with the Rochester Philharmonic and at the Chautauqua Festival; Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with the Toronto Symphony; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Montreal Symphony, Munich Bach Choir and Dresdner Kreuzchor, Bach’s Ich habe genug with Toronto’s Tafelmusik, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic; and Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York.

Following his return to the Oregon Bach Festival, the baritone’s 2013-14 season highlights include concerts with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie, Milwaukee Symphony/Hans Graf, the Seattle and Newfoundland Symphonies and Tafelmusik. Available are his Boston Early Music Festival recording of the title role of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Bach’s St. John Passion with Portland Baroque, and works by Purcell and Carissimi’s orantorio Jepthe with Les Voix Baroque. He also appears on a Montreal Symphony/CBC DVD of Messiah.

Tyler Duncan appears in our Handel at the Opera concerts in November.

Biography source: Tyler Duncan website

Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano

The American mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Lane, is recognized internationally for her interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to that of contemporary composers. She has appeared at festivals worldwide, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Salzburger Bachgesellschaft, National Arts Center in Ottawa, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Tanglewood Festival, the New Getty Center, the Frick Collection in New York, and Cité de la Musique in Paris. An early music specialist, Ms. Lane appears frequently the most noted period instrument orchestras. She is also a frequent guest with symphony orchestras and has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Honolulu Symphony and the Orchestra della Toscana. She has been seen in opera at Opernhaus Halle, Opernhaus Dessau, Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera and in New York City Opera, where she has performed over twenty roles. Her debut season with the Metropolitan Opera was 1999.

Ms. Lane has more than 45 recordings on Harmonia Mundi USA, Naxos, Opus 111, CBC Records, Koch International, Newport Classic, Arabesque, Centaur, and PGM. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Texas and has formerly held faculty positions at Stanford University and the University of Kentucky. She has taught master-classes at Old Dominion University, Mannes College, CW Post University, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Collegio Major Lluis Vives in Valencia, San Francisco Conservatory, and for the San Francisco Opera Young Artists Program. She is also on the faculty of the Lake Placid Institute, the International Baroque Institute at Longy, and the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval/Renaissance and Baroque workshops.

Jennifer Lane appears in our Handel at the Opera concerts in November.

Biography source: Jennifer Lane website

Andrus Madsen

Andrus Madsen is an active performer on the organ, harpsichord clavichord and fortepiano. He currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts where he is the Music Director at Second Church in Newton. He is the director and founder of the ensemble Newton Baroque, and also plays with Exsultemus and Saltarello, he has also appeared with A Far Cry, and Boston Baroque. He has spearheaded a project combining the forces of Newton Baroque and Exsultemus to perform the entire Harmonischer Gottesdienst cantata cycle of Georg Phillip Telemann during the year of 2011. He strives to play written repertoire as if he is improvising, while his improvisations often sound as if they had been notated. His recording of keyboard music by Pachelbel, has received significant critical acclaim.

Of Mr. Madsen’s recordings, Michael Barone of NPR’s Pipedreams says, “Superb recordings of superb instruments by a musician who deserves to be better known.” And The American Organist proclaims, “Madsen’s performances are thoroughly rewarding.”.

Andrus Madsen appears in our Vespers in Venice concerts in September.

Randall Scotting, countertenor

In the 2011-12 season, countertenor Randall Scotting made his Fort Worth Opera debut in the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare followed by performances and a recording of Antonio Caldara’s Santo Stefano in Germany and Hungary with the ensemble Savaria Baroque. In 2010-11, Mr. Scotting performed the title role in Handel’s Orlando with Sacramento Opera. The previous season, he sang the role of Orlando with the Liszt Ferenc Orchestra, Coachman and Fox in Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio with Minnesota Opera, Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina for the Landestheater Neustrelitz, and joined the New York Philharmonic for Ligeti’s opera Le Grand Macabre. His past performance highlights also include Vivaldi’s Ercole sul Termodonte at the Spoleto Festival, Gluck’s Orfeo in Colorado, and two appearances at Carnegie Hall. Later this season Mr. Scotting will present several concerts of Baroque arias at various venues in London and will sing the role of the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Bath International Music Festival. He is an award winner of the Connecticut Opera Guild, the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, and the Dallas Opera Guild. Mr. Scotting received a Performer’s Certificate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Music from Butler University in Indiana, with further studies at the Royal College of Music in London and as a guest artist with the Juilliard Opera Center. He also completed a Fulbright in Budapest studying Hungarian Folk music and its influence on contemporary classical composers such as Ligeti and Bartok.

Randall Scotting appears in our Handel at the Opera concerts in November.

Biography source: Randall Scotting website

Daniel Zuluaga

Professionally active for over a decade throughout the Americas and Europe, Colombian lutenist and guitarist Daniel Zuluaga has been praised for his “rhythmic vitality and a fine sense of color” (Washington Post), and lauded as “exemplary&rdquo, and full of “great inventiveness” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He has been nominated to various prizes, including an Opus Prize by the Conseil québécois de la musique, a Juno award, and ADISQ’s 2010 Félix. He regularly works with ensembles such as Ensemble Elyma, B’Rock, Clarion Society, Musica Angelica, Portland Baroque Orchestra, San Diego Bach Collegium, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Al Ayre Español, and American Bach Soloists, among others. A Fulbright scholar, Mr. Zuluaga is also an avid researcher, currently finishing a PhD at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. A winner of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, he is currently preparing a solo baroque guitar album on the baroque guitar collection of François Le Cocq.

Daniel Zuluaga performs in our Virtuoso Vivaldi concerts in February.

Biography source: American Bach Soloists website

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