K ristof SchliepJan
Jan Kristof Schliep studied opera singing at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany. He had lessons in the stylistics of "Early Music" with the countertenor Ralf Popken and oratorio repertoire with Elisabeth Graf. He is currently working with the vocal coach Axel Heil (Hanover).
After his studies, Jan Kristof Schliep was a member of the ensemble at the TfN • Theater für Niedersachsen (Theater for Lower Saxony) in Hildesheim, Germany for nine years. During this time he sang about 40 different roles in operas and operettas. In 2013, the tenor received the artist award for "outstanding artistic achievements" at the TfN.
His concert repertoire is broad and includes works spanning five centuries, from the works by Schütz and the Evangelists in oratorios by Bach to the extreme part in Orff's "Carmina Burana". But also lyrical parts, such as Uriel in Haydn's "The Creation" and the solo tenor in Bruckner's "Te Deum", belong to his concert repertoire.
As son of an Evangelical Lutheran pastor, Jan Kristof Schliep is especially close to the roles of the Bach evangelists. The proclamation of the gospel in narrative and interpretive form probably lies in the family. His mother has sung Bach's oratorios and many other great choral works in oratorio choirs since her youth, so that in the Schliep house church music works have always been "in the air".
Since autumn 2017 the tenor lives in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
A short biography as a pdf file for download can be found here: Short biography Jan Kristof Schliep