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Biography

 

Álvaro Tinjacá-Bedoya studied vocal performance and piano in Bogotá (Colombia), Organ and direction in Tübingen (Kirchenmusik B), and vocal early music performance under Viennese baritone Georg Nigl at the Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, Germany. In 2016, after an intense activity in Europe, he received the prize for Colombian youth artists of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and his artistic life was reviewed by Radio Nacional de Colombia and the specialized cultural press.

As a soloist, he has been invited by Concertino Schleswig-Holstein, Preußisches Kammerorchester (Potsdam), Johann Fasch Ensemble (Halle), Kammerchor Musikhochschule Lübeck, JugendBarrockOrchester Baden-Würrtemberg, Barockorchester L'arpa Festante München, the  Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (Israel) and Ensamble Música Amable (Bogotá). He is also a member of Vocalensemble Rastatt, conducted by Holger Speck.

He has performed at the Deutsche Chorsfestival, the Podium Festival (Esslingen), the 93rd Bachfest in Tübingen and the fringe programme of the Festival Oude Muziek (Utrech). As an opera singer, he has interpreted Fernando in Rodrigo (conductor: Jörg Halubek), Ottone in Agrippina and Giulio Cesare (Internationale Händel-Akademie Karlsruhe-directed by the Italian Mezzosoprano Anna Bonitatibus) and Bertarido in Rodelinda (Willhelma Theater Stuttgart).

Masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby, the countertenors Andreas Scholl and Robin Blaze and the Masterkurs of the Bach Institut Leipzig have strengthened his interest and knowledge of baroque vocal repertoire. in Juni 2018 was invited to Paris by Philippe Jaroussky to audition for his academy“Jeunes talents du chant”

 

​Two recordings for Edition Weissenburg:“Songs of Love and Night” (2018) and Händel’s Messiah (2018) in Hebrew to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel State – together with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, showcase his vocal prowess.

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