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Biography


Born in Seville (Spain), tenor Juan Sancho initially trained as a pianist before entering the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) to study voice in the Early Music department with Lambert Climent, also receiving tuition from Monsterrat Figueras. Later he studied with Raphaël Sikorski (Laboratoire de la Voix, Paris), Raúl Giménez (Barcelona) and also received appreciated advice from Alessandro Corbelli.

Juan Sancho has worked with many great conducters such as Michel Corboz, William Christie, Gustav Leonhardt, Fabio Biondi, Jordi Savall, Diego Fasolis, Andrea Marcon, Alan Curtis, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Minasi, Richard Egarr, Skip Sempé etc. He has also sung with outstanding orchestras such as Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Real Philarmonia de Galicia etc. He has been also invited by some of the most important european early music ensembles like Concerto Köln, The Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, Accademia Bizantina, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orquesta barroca de Sevilla, Les musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert des Nations, Hésperion XXI, Europa Galante, Armonia Athenea, Il complesso barocco, Il pomo d'Oro etc.

He has appeared at some of the most emblematic theaters and opera houses around the world: Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Teatro Real (Madrid), La Fenice (Venice), Prague National Theater, Barbican Center (London), Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música (Valencia), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Opéra Comique (Paris), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Tchaikovski Hall (Moscow), Auditori (Barcelona), Opéra National du Rhin (Strasburg), Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), Lincoln Center (New York), Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla), Fundaçao Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Oper Köln, Kursaal (San Sebastián) etc. And also in some of Europe's most important music festivals such as Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival d'Ambronay, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival Enescu, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Festival de Granada, Antwerpen Early Music Festival.

His performances have been broadcasted by many TV channels MEZZO, Arte TV, France 3, TVE2, Sat3, and most of Europe's classical radio stations: BBC, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, Klara (Belgium), Radio Televissione Svizzera Italiana, Radio Télévision Suisse etc.

His DVD and CD recordings include Siroe, rè di Persia by Hasse (DECCA), Alessandro by Handel (DECCA), Monteverd's trilogy under William Christie from Teatro Real (DYNAMICS and VIRGIN) and Virtù di strali d'Amore by Cavalli under Fabio Biondi (NAXOS).

Among his forthcoming performances stands out Catone in Utica by Vinci at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, performing the title role. He has recorded this opera in CD and it will be released in spring 2015 by DECCA.

He was awared with the special prize for Lied /Mélodie française interpretation at the 2010 International Singing Competition “Julián Gayarre” (Spain).
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