The baritone Martin Schicketanz began studying voice at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden in 2008. He continued his vocal training in the concert classes of Christiane Junghanns and Olaf Bär. On the opera stage he has already performed such roles as "Zangezi" in a joint project of the same name produced together by the Semperoper, Dresden and the composition class of Manos Tsangaris. Schicketanz has a special affinity for works in the area of concert music and already he performs regularly in oratorios and cantatas at various festivals, including the Gstaad Menuhin Festival (CH), the Musikfest Stuttgart (Germany), the BOZAR Festival (Belgium) and the Musikfest Erzgebirge (Germany). Musically and professionally he received vital stimulus through his participation in master classes given by Britta Schwarz, Dorothee Mields and Ingeborg Danz. He also sings in various ensembles, including the Dresdner Kammerchor, Collegium 1704, and the Collegium Vocale Gent.