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Colin Balzer

, tenor

Born in British Columbia, he received his formal musical training at the University of British Columbia with David Meek and with Edith Wiens at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg/Augsburg. A prizewinner in the ‘s-Hertogenbosch competition (Holland), the Wigmore Hall Song Competition (UK), and the Hugo Wolf Competition (Stuttgart, Germany), Mr. Balzer holds the rare distinction of earning the Gold Medal at the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau with the highest score in 25 years. With repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Penderecki, Mr. Balzer has enjoyed critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, working with such conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Simone Young, Simon Preston, Yoav Talmi, Gabriel Chmura, and Christof Perick, and performing with, among many other ensembles, the Hungarian and Polish national radio orchestras, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, and the Oregon, Vancouver and Quebec symphony orchestras.

Carissimi Oratorios
Les Voix Baroques
April, 2010
Les Voix Baroques
January, 2009
Canticum Canticorum
Les Voix Baroques
February, 2008