Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Profile of Swiss Wunderkind Äneas Humm on TV

Äneas Humm on his US/European tour
Swiss television station SRF will feature a profile of Swiss wunderkind Äneas Humm at 21:40 on July 6th. If you're not in Switzerland, we'll be posting information about the recorded video, which will be available worldwide.

The show will feature the 19-year old barihunk, who quit school against all advice to aggressively pursue are career in opera. At 14, shortly after winning the Schweizerischen Jugendmusikwettbewerb (Swiss Youth Singing Award), he was already featured on SRF (see below) and quickly progressed from boy soprano to tenor to baritone.

Äneas Humm sings Schubert's "Nacht und Träume":

After a successful stint with the Zurich Boys Choir, he went on to study with the gifted soprano Krisztina Laki and Thomas Mohr at the University of Arts in Bremen. He furthered his studies in Winterthur, where he gained valuable stage experience singing in operetta, as well as concerts and oratorios.

He currently wrapping up a tour of Bremen, Zürich, New York, Duluth and Bern where he sang lieder, including works by Schubert and Schumann. He'll be performing a liederabend in Zürich on September 8th at the Lyceum Club with accompanist Mikhail Berlin. In February, he returns to singing operetta when he sings the role of Graf Homonay in Johann Strauss' Der Zigeunerbaron at the Operettenbühne Vaduz.

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