Biography / CV for program booklet:
Countertenor Andrew Hallock studied Composition at the University of Texas where he graduated 2002. Initially singing as bass in a number of local choirs his growing passion for early vocal music led him to the Netherlands, to study voice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Under the guidance of teachers Lenie van den Heuvel, Rita Dams, Michael Chance, Peter Kooij and Jill Feldman, Andrew graduated in with a degree in Early Music Singing in 2009. Andrew has been working as a singer ever since.
In 2011 he made his solo debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Bach’s Matthäus Passion. As a soloist he is regularly engaged to the passions of J.S. Bach, and the cantatas throughout the year. He has performed in the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Salzburger Festspiele, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg the Festival d’Ambronay, Festival Oudemuziek Utrecht, Laus Polyphoniae Antwerp, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Music Before 1800 New York among others. Since 2010, Andrew has been a regular member of the Dutch ensemble Cappella Pratensis, appearing almost 200 times on stage with them, and has made numerous concert tours in the US, France, Germany, Portugal and, of course, Belgium and the Netherlands.
He has performed with ensembles il Gardellino (BE), English Voices (UK), Ensemble Diskantores (NL), Bach Choir and Orchestra of the Netherlands (NL), Musiche Varie (DE), Vox Luminis (BE), Musica Fiata (DE), il Cuore Barocco (SK), graindelavoix (BE), Club Médieval (BE) and Sollazzo Ensemble (CH). In addition to his singing career, Andrew is also involved in the world of the cornetto – a 17th Century wind instrument. He is active as a player, maker. He is also interested in techniques of historical improvisation. In his spare time, Andrew can be found hanging out in his kitchen, improvising midnight snacks and other delights. He is interested in traditional techniques, sound and video editing, and the subtile art of communicating these things to a contemporary audience.