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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 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.

Still refining his instrument and ability, he works with Prof. Susan McCulloch and Ulrich Stærk.

This summer William will sing Aeneas in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas in Copenhagen as well as in Odense with Stenbroens Barok and Odense Barokfestival. The summer also includes a Danish production of L'elisir d'amore in which William will sing Belcore.

He has appeared on stage as Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Cascada (The Merry Widow), Dancaïre (Carmen), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Calchas (La belle Helène), as well as in a number of first performances.

Roles bringing him to important Danish stages such as Royal Danish Opera, Opera Hedeland and Den Ny Opera.

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.

Appearances as an oratorio soloist include Mozart, Brahms and Fauré Requiem, Bach: Weihnachtsoratoium and St. Matthew Passion and Händel's Messiah.

He has been a returning soloist on the Copenhagen Operafestival, Aalborg Operafestival, the Festival del alta Val Nervia, Italy and with the touring companies OperetteKompagniet, NONTARDAR and GuidOpera.

The coming season includes a number of opera highlight concerts and staged performances as well as the Messiah.

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