countertenor – cornetti

Countertenor

headshot12Countertenor Andrew Hallock actually began his music life as a composer, graduating from the University of Texas in 2001 with a Bachelor’s in music composition. A native of Austin, Texas, Andrew sang in a number of local choirs first as a bass before eventually finding his grown-up voice… a bit higher. In 2004 he moved to Europe to study Early Music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. His teachers there were Lenie van den Heuvel, Rita Dams, Michael Chance, Peter Kooij, & Jill Feldman. He graduated in 2009 and makes his living as a freelance singer. Andrew recently moved to Rotterdam, and is currently remodeling a house together with two close friends.

Andrew has been a regular member of Cappella Pratensis since 2010, has recorded three CD’s and joined them on multiple tours in US, France, Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands. When he’s not singing the gorgeous polyphony of the Felmish masters (which is his favorite repertoire of course) Andrew is active as a soloist; in 2011 he made his solo debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, stepping-in as a replacement for five performances with the Bach Choir and Orchestra of the Netherlands. He has performed in the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Salzburger Festspiele, Festival d’Ambronay, and Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht among others.

In addition to singing Andrew is also an instrument-maker, building cornetti (a type of Renaissance wind instrument) in his waterfront atelier in Rotterdam. In 2010 he began visiting museums, exhibitions, conferences, and studios around Europe and America and developed several different models of cornetti. His instruments are increasingly seen in the hands of a new generation of cornettists, on the concert stage and in recordings, and have a reputation for their attention to detail and virtuoso craftsmanship. Andrew currently studies as a cornettist in the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen.

He appears on:

the 2009 DVD of Handel’s Theodora, Salzburger Bachchor, Frieburger Baroque, C-Major label

the 2011 CD – Requiem of Pierre de la Rue and Johannes Ockeghem with Cappella Pratensis, which received the prestigious Diapason d’Or. Challenge Classics

the 2013 DVD – Handel’s Messiah with the Bach Choir and Orchestra of the Netherlands, Amsterdam Calssics

the 2014 CD – Missa Ave Maris Stella, Josquin, Cappella Pratensis, Challenge Classics

… 2015 CD – Missa Cum Jocundatatis, Josquin, Cappella Pratensis Challenge Classics

… 2015 CD – Motets of Antonio Caldara, Ensemble La Silva

… 2016 CD – Missa Unitatis by Antony Pitts, Cappella Pratensis, Nederlands Kammerkoor.

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