Harrison Hintzsche


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Praised for his warm lyric tone, musical subtlety, and dedication to text, “sonorous” (Opera News) and “suave” (parterre box) baritone Harrison Hintzsche enjoys a diverse career in oratorio, art song, and ensemble singing. His interpretation of Schubert lieder at London’s Wigmore Hall with pianist Graham Johnson in 2018 was noted by Opera Today for displaying a “strong sense of narrative” and “gentle poignancy.” He is the first-place winner of the 2021 Colorado Bach Ensemble Young Artist Competition, and of the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota's 2018 Voice Competition. He was also the 2020 recipient of the Margot Fassler Prize in the Performance of Sacred Music, awarded by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

Hintzsche can be heard singing the bass arias and the role of Pilatus on Cantata Collective’s live performance recording of Bach’s St. John Passion, led by conductor Nicholas McGegan and released by AVIE Records in June 2023. He was praised by the BBC’s Record Review podcast for bringing “a lightness and relaxed lyricism” to the performance of the aria “Mein teurer Heiland, lass mich fragen” with cellist William Skeen. His interpretations of various lieder by composer Luise Greger can be heard on New Muses Project’s inaugural self-titled album, which was released in 2022.

Recent soloist performance highlights include J. S. Bach’s Magnificat with Jos van Veldhoven and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Handel's Messiah with Ensemble Altera, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, Bach’s Ich habe genug with Musica Poetica chamber orchestra, a semi-staged version of John Blow’s opera Venus & Adonis (“Adonis”) with Early Music Access Project, a tour of South Korea with the American Soloists Ensemble and conductor Euijoong Yoon, and Finzi’s In Terra Pax and Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with the Choral Society of the Hamptons. This season, he looks forward to recording Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio with conductor Nic McGegan and Cantata Collective; performances of St. John Passion with Duke Chapel, St. Peter's Church NYC, and Upper Valley Baroque; and to presenting a program of 16th century Scottish music with Elm City Consort.

A sought-after ensemble musician, Hintzsche has performed with a variety of vocal ensembles such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Leonids, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Ensemble Altera, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Yale Choral Artists, the Handel & Haydn Society, The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling, among others. Hintzsche received degrees in music from the Yale School of Music and St. Olaf College, and is a native of DeKalb, Illinois.

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Harrison Hintzsche was a 2019 Charlotte Bach Festival Vocal Fellow.