B i o g r a p h y
William Pedersen is a Danish born baritone and the son of no less than two opera singers. He has been learning in the finest conservatoires of Europe: The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen under with Kirsten Buhl Møller, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with KS Prof. Andreas Schmidt and Guildhall School of Music and Drama London with Prof. Susan McCulloch and Christine Cairns. Additionally, William has done masterclasses with KS Bo Skovhus, Yvonne Kenny and Malcolm Martineau.
This summer he took on the role of Dancaïre in Carmen at Opera Hedeland after having toured Denmark as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. He has appeared on stage as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore, Munich), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte, Copenhagen Calchas (La belle Helène, Copenhagen), as well as in a number of first performances. Recently, William appeared as the bass soloist in
Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel in the Barbican Hall, London and Philharmonie de Paris. In the art song area he has mainly performed the works of Schumann, Brahms and Nielsen and recently made his debut at Wigmore Hall in a programme of Schubert part songs. He has been a returning soloist on the Copenhagen Operafestival, the Festival del alta Val
Nervia, Italy and with the touring company GuidOpera.
In this season, William is looking forward to be performing Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with orchestra, the role of Count Formaggio in Seymour Barab's La pizza con funghi as well as Handel's Messiah, his first Bach Christmas Oratorio and several other concert events.