Canadian born Colin Balzer studied singing with David Meek in Canada and Edith Wiens in Germany. He has participated in master classes given by Helmut Deutsch, Robert Tear, Elly Ameling, Brigitte Fassbaender and Christoph Prégardien. Colin Balzer has won a range of international prizes, and has embarked on a busy international concert schedule with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Penderecki. He has been heard at Festivals in Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and at the Early Music Festivals in Boston and Vancouver, and he regularly performs with various Canadian orchestras. He has also enjoyed considerable success as a lieder singer. He recorded his first CD, Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, with Hartmut Höll.