Thursday, January 13, 2000

David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Biography for David Hamilton, Tenor

David has been based in Germany for the last two years where he performed the title opera roles of Wagner’s Lohengrin for Saarbrucken Opera and Mozart’s Idomeneo in Lubeck. He also performed several oratorios and Lieder recitals and made a recording of Beethoven’s Schottische Lieder for Brilliant Classics.

David lived in Australia until 2008 where he was one of the country’s leading tenors, being awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for services to music. He worked extensively with all the major conductors and orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, also performing to critical acclaim in Japan and China. A personal highlight of his time in Australia was singing Flower of Scotland in front of 70,000 people at an Australia vs Scotland rugby union test match in Sydney!

He has appeared at many major festivals, including the New Zealand Festival, Handel-Festspiele Halle, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and the Sydney Festival.

Throughout his career David has worked with many eminent conductors including Richard Bonynge, Roderick Brydon, Oleg Caetani, Asher Fisch, Johannes Fritzsch, Christopher Hogwood and Simone Young.

Prior to moving to Australia, David studied singing and flute at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Napier University.

David returns each year to Australia and New Zealand to perform various works and he continues to work extensively in Germany. In 2010 David’s performances included Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St John Passion, Britten’s St Nicolas, Handel’s Messiah and Finzi’s Dies Natalis.

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