Gérard Schneider


Management: Australasia and Non-Exclusive Asia

Website: www.gerardschneider.com

Austrian - Australian tenor Gerard Schneider is currently s member of the Artist Diploma of Opera Studies at the Juilliard School, New York under the tutelage of Edith Wiens. He previously studied voice with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a member of the highly regarded Opera course, and was a trainee at the National Opera Studio in London, sponsored by the Royal Opera House. Since relocating to new York Gerard’s performances have included Osaka (Iris, Mascagni),at the Bard Summerscape festival and Verdi Requiem with the Mineola Choral Society. 

In 2014, Gerard was part of the Young Artist Program at the Salzburger Festspiele where he appeared as Ruiz alongside Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli in Verdi's Il Trovatore with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Maestro Daniele Gatti. 

Gerard was recently a finalist in the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis which culminated in a public broadcast with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie under the baton of Justin Brown at the Landau Jugend-Stil Festhalle. He also appeared as part of the accompanying SWR (Südwestrundfunk) documentary, Landau sucht den Opernstar.   

Other operatic credits include the title role in La Clemenza di Tito in Salzburg and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Satyavan in Holst’s Savitri in St.  Petersburg, the title role in Debussy's L'enfant Prodigue, Jacopo in I due Foscari and an appearance as a featured soloist in Der Rosenkavalier with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. 

In 2015 Gerard made his company debut with Scottish Opera and his Carnegie Hall Debut in a series of masterclasses with Mezzo-Soprano Joyce Didonato. Gerard also gave his first Verdi Requiem alongside international soloists, Giselle Allan and Simon Thorpe at Canterbury Cathedral and appeared as tenor soloist with the Nürnberger Symphoniker under the baton of Matthias Foremny. 

Gerard’s past engagements include performances with the State Opera of South Australia, Co-Opera, the West Australian Opera in roles including Rodolfo in La Bohème, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Don Riccardo in Ernani, and as both Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro in Wiesbaden, Germany and the Bregenz Festspielhaus, Austria. 

Gerard’s awards include the Phoebe Patrick Award, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Prize, the David Harper Prize and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Prize at the 2011 Australian Singing Competition and the Tait memorial prize at the 2014 Royal Over-seas League Singing Competition. 

Gérard Schneider is managed by Graham Pushee: graham@artsmanagement.com.au
February 2016
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