“Sonorous” (Opera News) American baritone, Harrison Hintzsche, is quickly gaining recognition as an avid recitalist, concert singer, and ensemble musician. He has been praised for his warm lyric tone, musical subtlety, and dedication to text.
In January 2018, Hintzsche made his international debut at Wigmore Hall (London) in a collaborative art song recital with pianist and scholar Graham Johnson as a part of Johnson's recital series, "Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs." He was the winner of the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota's 2018 Voice Competition, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Edvard Grieg Society of America's William H. Halverson Award for an outstanding performance of Grieg's music. He also received Honorable Mention at the 2018 Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Scholarship Competition. Other honors include being a national anthem singer for Major League Soccer team Minnesota United FC and interpreting the role of "The Archangel" in the premiere recording of Carol Barnett's Mortals & Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum with conductor Philip Brunelle and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers.
A sought-after ensemble musician, Hintzsche has performed and soloed with vocal a variety of vocal ensembles such as The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers (Philip Brunelle, G. Phillip Shoultz, III.), The Minnesota Chorale (Kathy Salzman Romey), the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart JSB Ensemble (Kathy Salzman Romey, Hans-Christoph Rademann), Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling, and MPLS (imPulse) (Samuel Grace).
Hintzsche attended St. Olaf College, graduating cum laude with a B.M. in Vocal Performance in 2016. At St. Olaf, he toured with the St. Olaf Choir (Dr. Anton Armstrong) and studied voice with Dr. Robert C. Smith. He also sang the roles of Sid (Albert Herring) and Maximilian (Candide) with the St. Olaf Lyric Theater and was a co-founder of the a cappella quartet Krossmen. Other educational credits include Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota; SongFest in Los Angeles (Colburn Fellow); and The Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy in Sankt Goar, Germany. Hintzsche has had the immense pleasure of working with several notable musicians such as Graham Johnson, Sanford Sylvan, Martin Katz, Håkan Hagegård, Julius Drake, Arlene Shrut, François le Roux, Roger Vignoles, and Patricia Caicedo.
Hintzsche is currently enrolled at Yale University, where he is pursuing an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He sings regularly with the Yale Voxtet (James Taylor) and the Yale Schola Cantorum (David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki).