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Mathias Hedegaard  

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Mathias Hedegaard (tenor) studied with Kirsten Buhl at the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen, gra duating in 2007. He made his debut at the Royal Theatre in 2006 as Gastone in "La traviata" and has since appeared there in the title-role in "Orfeo." Mathias Hedegaard has been a soloist with most of the Danish symphony orchestras, Concerto Copenhagen and orchestras in Sweden and Germany, and has worked with conductors such as Adam Fischer, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Christoph Eberle and Roy Goodman. He is also in demand as a Lieder singer and has given much acclaimed recitals throughout Denmark. Mathias Hedegaard's recordings include two Dacapo discs featuring songs by C.E.F. Weyse and Danish serenades and romances with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra under Adam Fischer. He received the Gladsaxe Music Prize in 2006, the Axel Schiøtz Prize the same year and the Artist's Prize of the Danish Music Reviewers' Club in 2007.

Live Dates

03/05/2013   Trailer and documentary: Fête Galante
View the documentary about the concert performance and CD recording of Poul Schierbeck's opera "Fête Galante" online
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04/10/2010   DR P2 Prize 2010 – Danish Vocal Release of the Year
En håndfuld sjældent hørte Nielsen-kantater løb med P2 Prisen for Årets Vokaludgivelse 2010
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29/09/2010   DR P2 Prisen 2010

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01/12/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
Holiday Critic’s Choice: "A superb cast and recording".
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01/11/2013   Classica

Poul Schierbeck: Fête Galante
3/4 Stars

"Schierbeck, véritable maître de l'orchestre, s'impose grâce à une instrumentation exquise. On pense, entre autres, à l'Ouverture brillante, mais également à diverses pages purement orchestrales de tout beauté, sans oublier un délicat et bienveillant accompagnement des voix."
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01/10/2013   International Record Review

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"It’s one of those rare works that makes you happy to be alive, and I commend it to your attention with every enthusiasm."
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01/10/2013   Gramophone

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"With beautiful recording quality and excellent documentation in addition to first-rate performance, the collectability of this issue for Scandophiles is not in doubt."
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01/10/2013   Opera

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
"This is an attractive performance.", "Schierbeck's orchestral writing is masterly."
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11/09/2013   Kristeligt Dagblad

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"Bobler af vid og charme."
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02/09/2013   OPUS

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"Michael Schönwandt, Danska radions symfoniorkester och kör tar fram små detaljer, stora linjer och inte minst det goda smilet i musiken. God fornöjelse!"
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02/09/2013   Klassisk

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/6 Stars

"En fremragende opførelse ... det ville være oplagt at tage denne lille perle op på scenen igen"
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01/09/2013   Fono Forum

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
5/5 Stars

Empfehlungen des Monats: "Überzeugend", "Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk.", "Die Ouvertüre zählt zur besten Orchestermusik aus Dänemark."
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01/07/2013   David's Review Corner

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
“There is not one weak link in the long list of subordinate character singers, and the orchestra, with Michael Schønwandt conducting, is absolutely superb… My major problem is to stop playing it.”
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14/06/2013   Fyens Stiftstidende

Poul Schierbeck: Fête galante
4/6 Stars

"En velfortjent genfødsel"
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18/10/2010   MusicWeb

Heise, Weise & Lange-Müller: Love Songs
“Mathias Hedegaard makes the most of these songs and the recording is out of Dacapo’s top drawer.”
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04/10/2010   DR P2

DR P2 Prize 2010 – Danish Vocal Release of the Year

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29/09/2010   MusicWeb International

C.E.F. Weyse: The Key Masterpieces
"This set gives every appearance of being a well informed and inspiringly chosen Weyse introduction"
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06/09/2010   Opera News

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"All four works on this disc receive first-rate performances."
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07/05/2010   Århus Stiftstidende

Heise, Weyse and Lange-Müller: Love Songs
"Den unge tenor Mathias Hedegaard har stemmen og klangen til at bære sangene frem på en måde, der både respekterer og forfrisker."
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01/05/2010   Klassisk

Heise, Weyse and Lange-Müller: Love Songs
4 Stars

"Mathias Hedegard har en let og egal lyrisk tenor med fin og let forståelig tekstudtale. Ikke mindst Weyse-afdelingen er en fornøjelse med sangerens elegante melodiføring og energiske diktion."
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18/04/2010   Dansk Musik Tidsskrift

Love Songs
"Mathias Hedegaard har en naturlig sans for disse sange. Hans stemme er fast og præcis med en ung, overtonerig klang. Tove Lønskov akkompagnerer med stort pianistisk overskud, og hun lever med i alle de mindste musikalske og tekstnære nuancer."
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18/04/2010   Dansk Musik Tidsskrift

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"Den entusiasme, der præger indspilningen, og den klingende tidsånd fra begyndelsen af det 20. århundrede berettiger fuldt ud udgivelsen."
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04/04/2010   Diapason

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas

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01/04/2010   Classics Today

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"All of the music here is well sung, played, and recorded"
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26/03/2010   Classical Lost and Found

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"The substantial combined forces (...) under conductor Bo Holten are perfectly suited to this celebratory music."
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09/03/2010   allmusic.com

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
4 Stars

"The performances led by Bo Holten are sincere, heartfelt, and determined."
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04/03/2010   OPUS

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
4½ Stars

"Framförandena är goda. Mathias Hedegaards tenor påminner om tenorlegenden (och lansmannen) Aksel Schiøtz."
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03/03/2010   Kristeligt Dagblad

Love Songs - Mathias Hedegaard and Tove Lønskov
5/5 Stars

"Hvor er det dog en pragtfuld udgivelse, som tenoren Mathias Hedegaard og pianisten Tove Lønskov sammen har begået (...) En noget nær perfekt CD."
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09/02/2010   Musicweb International

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"The pleasure is enhanced by some wonderfully well-rehearsed singing - burnished and superbly drilled."
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31/10/2009   Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: Cantatas
"Bo Holten får alt ud af musikken"
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Discography

Fête galante
Fête galante
Poul Schierbeck

SACD 6.220637-38 (2013)

A true operatic feast: Schierbeck’s Fete galante from 1931 is lyrical and warm, glitteringly orchestrated and has Denmark’s best singers in the main roles

Idomeneo, re di Creta
Idomeneo, re di Creta
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

SACD 6.220586-89 (2010)

Adam Fischer’s sparkling Idomeneo includes the original ballet music in the complete recording of Mozart’s opera seria

The Key Masterpieces
The Key Masterpieces
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse

CD 8.226105-06 (2010)

The 3rd issue in Dacapo’s Perspectives series fully portrays this ingenious composer of the Danish Golden Age

Love Songs
Love Songs
Heise, Weyse & Lange-Müller

CD 8.226141 (2010)

Love songs by three masters of Danish Romanticism performed by Mathias Hedegaard

Cantatas
Cantatas
Carl Nielsen

CD 8.226079 (2009)

First recordings of newly unveiled and festive works by the great Danish composer

Serenades and Romances
Serenades and Romances
Nielsen, Weyse, Lange-Müller, Kunzen

CD 8.226012 (2007)

Smiles and longings of a summer night embodied by the young tenor Mathias Hedegaard

Morning and Evening Songs
Morning and Evening Songs
C.E.F. Weyse

CD 8.224714 (2006)

The greatest in the smallest – an imperishable treasure in Danish music


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