Rufus Muller

Voice/Instrument: Tenor


Born: Kent, England

The English tenor, Rufus Müller, was a choral scholar at New College, Oxford during 1977-1981. He is at present studying in New York with Thomas LoMonaco. In 1985 he won first prize in the English Song Award in Brighton, and in 1999 he was a prize winner in the Oratorio Society of New York Singing Competition.

Rufus Müller made his debut as Bastien in Mozart’s Bastien un Bastienne at the Kent Opera in 1984 and received the first prize at the English Song Award in Brighton during the following year.

Rufus Müller has worked under Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Ivan Finscher, René Jacobs, and other conductors. His performances in song recitals and oratorios have taken him to numerous European countries and to Puerto Rico, the USA and Japan.

His numerous CD recordings include performances in J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) under John Eliot Gardiner as well as in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under Roger Norrington.

At 1997 Händel Festival in Göttingen, Rufus Müller was heard in the role of Lurcania in Georg Frideric Handel’s Ariodante under Nicholas McGegan. He was also a guest at the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht and has been invited to sing in Haydn’s Creation with the Drottningholm Baroque Orchestra.


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