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Bild_DavidAmerican born Swiss tenor David Munderloh completed three years as a Fulbright Fellow earning a Masters Diploma in early music performance and theory at the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. David Munderloh has studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer (Leipzig) and Gerd Türk (Basel). Invaluable has been his close work with Anthony Rooley; work which continues to guide his interpretation of English Lute Songs.

Mr. Munderloh's repertoire includes music from several musical eras, from Medieval music to 19th century Lieder. He is also known for his support of and work with contemporary composers (Grammy award with Chanticleer in 2000).

The sought after tenor is regularly called upon for his dramatic interpretations of the major Cantata and Oratorio works, the Handel Oratorio roles holding a central position in his repertoire. Mr. Munderloh has appeared as a soloist and on recordings with, among others, “Hesperion XXI” and “Le Concert des Nations” (Jordi Savall), “Collegium Vocale Gent” (Philippe Herreweghe), and the Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot); “The Harp Consort” (Andrew Lawrence-King), "Neue Hofkapelle München" (Christoph Hammer), "American Bach Soloists" (Jeffrey Thomas), the "J.S. Bachstiftung" (Rudolf Lutz); and with the Baroque orchestras "Capriccio Basel," "Die Freitags Akademie," and “Berlin Baroque".
As a member of Chanticleer (Grammy award - 2000), David Munderloh appeared with many renown Orchestras - St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Christopher Hogwood and Hugh Wolff), San Francisco Symphony Orchesta and the New York Philharmonic (Emil de Cou), and has sung concerts in some of the world's most renown venues: The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), New York's Lincoln Center, London's Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebauw in Amsterdam.

On stage David Munderloh has received acclaim for his portrayal of the Madwoman in Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River," as Acis as well as Damon in Handel's "Acis and Galatea," Palide in "Oreste" (Handel), Aeneas in "Dido and Aeneas" (Purcell) and as Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart). Upcoming engagements include Rameau’s “Pygmalion” (Pygmalion) and “Anacreon” (Bathylle) in July, 2014, with L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra under Michi Gaigg.

Because ensemble work is still important to Mr. Munderloh, he regularly performs throughout Europe with Dominique Vellard's "Ensemble Gilles Binchois" and with "La Grande Chapelle" (Madrid) and “Vox Luminis” (Namur). Mr. Munderloh has also recorded and sung as a guest with "The Consort of Musike" under Anthony Rooley.

With many recordings, radio and television appearances, David Munderloh has appeared on stage throughout the Far East and the USA as well as in most European countries and major festivals. Mr. Munderloh currently lives with his family in Basel, Switzerland.

Sound samples

Georg Friedrich Händel: Comfort me from Messiah

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ach, mein Sinn from Johannes Passion
Capriccio Barockorchester, Sebastian Goll

John Dowland: A Shepherd In a Shade
with Julian Behr - Lute

Johann Sebastian Bach: Deposuit potentes from: Magnificat, BWV 243
Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

Johann Sebastian Bach: Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken from: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248

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