Kai Wessel

Personal details

The Countertenor Kai Wessel studied music theory (R. Ploeger), composition (F. Döhl), and voice (U. v. Garczynski) at the Lübeck Academy of Music as well as baroque performance practice at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (René Jacobs). As one of the leading countertenors Wessel received numerous prizes, is invited by orchestras and conductors all over the world and has been involved in performances, radio broadcasts, as well as more than ninty recordings. He has been invited to numerous opera houses (Barcelona, Nizza, Hamburg, München, Berlin, Dresden, Stuttgart und Basel). Kai Wessel is professor at the Cologne Academy of Music/Germany, and teaches at the Bern University of the Arts/Switzerland.