Canción y Cuerda

cancion y cuerda

The colourful and intimate sound of plucked strings with the expressive and flexible tenor voice forms the basis of the chamber music formation of Canción y Cuerda, a collaboration consisting of the tenor Frank Selzle and Oliver Thedieck which began in 2009 with the repertoire containing the lute songs of John Dowland, works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Lieder by Robert Schumann and also contemporary compositions by Alec Roth and Leo Brouwer. They released their debut CD Rebels in my Breast which features works by Dowland, Händel and Roth.

Frank Selzle was born in 1979 in Munich and sang at the children’s choir of the Bavarian National Theatre at the age of 8. He studied piano with Micael Leslie and Olaf Dreßler at the Richard-Strauß-Conservatoire in Munich. He then specialised in chamber music and Lieder at the Academy of Music in Munich. Throughout his piano studies he had a voice scholarship and studied Lieder courses both as a tenor and pianist with Wolfgang Wirsching. Selzle teaches piano in Munich and performs regularly as a freelance pianist and lyrical tenor (Lieder, Oratorio and Baroque Opera).

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