Terry Wey, countertenor
Terry Wey, to magazine “Fono Forum” one of the best in his field, is a regular guest of the most important Baroque Festivals and works regularly with leading conductors of this repertoire. In 2016/17 his concert engagements include concerts at Bachfest Köthen, with Bachakademie Stuttgart, Collegium 1704 in Wroclav, Versailles, Brugge, Antwerpen, Amsterdam and Saint-Omer, at Konzerthaus Wien, Budapest Festival, with Kammerorchester Basel in Basel, Fribourg and Hamburg, Gli Angeli in Geneva and with Essener Kammerorchester.
In the opera field he will make his role debut in the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in concert performances at Oper Bonn. Before he is again guest of festival ‚Winter in Schwetzingen‘ in the new production of Zingarelli‘s Giulietta e Romeo and sings the new production of Semele at Handel Festival Karlsruhe. The world premiere of Czernowin‘s opera Infinite Now brings him to Vlaamse Opera as well as to Nationaltheater Mannheim and to Paris. With Nico and the Navigators he can be seen again in the successful production of Cantatatanz in Berlin. For spring 2017 is planned the release of his first Solo-CD Pace e Guerra with Bach Consort Wien and Ruben Dubrovsky conducting.
The most important recent engagements include Handel/Vinci‘s Didone abbandonata in Schwetzingen, Rinaldo in Brüssel and Paris under Riccardo Minasi, Teseo at Handel Festival Karlsruhe, Israel in Egypt under Thomas Hengelbrock at Salzburg Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Oberon in Britten‘s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Komische Oper Berlin, Stefan Herheim‘s fantastic Xerxes at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Bach‘s Johannes-Passion in Cleveland, Written on Skin at Oper Bonn, Niobe with Boston Early Music Festival at Radio Bremen and on CD, US-debut in both Bach Passions in Seattle, Bach‘s Mass b-minor with Marc Minkowski conducting at Wiener Musikverein, Bernstein‘s Chichester Psalms at Berliner Musikfest, Porpora‘s Polifemo in Schwetzingen, Ruggiero in Alcina at Handel Festival Halle, Partenope at Handel Festival Karlsruhe and at Theater an der Wien under Christophe Rousset, Cavalli‘s La Didone with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, Scarlatti‘s Marco Attilio Regolo in Schwetzingen, Jommellis Betulia Liberata with Riccardo Muti at Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele, Recital at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Gala of the Four Countertenors in Versailles.
Terry Wey was born in 1985 into a Swiss-American family of musicians and received his vocal training as a soloist with the Vienna Boys Choir with Silvija V. Purchar as later with Kurt Equiluz and Christine Schwarz in Vienna. Through first appearances with the Clemencic Consort and as a young winner of several competitions he quickly connected to the international opera and concert scene. Under conductors such as William Christie, Thomas Hengelbrock, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Christophe Rousset, Vaclav Luks, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ruben Dubrovsky and Michael Hofstetter and orchestras with historic instrument as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble or the Bach Consort Wien he was a guest in major concert halls and opera houses, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Barbican Centre London, Lincoln Center New York, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Real in Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Schubertiade Hohenems, Stuttgart State Opera, Wigmore Hall London.
Current CD recordings include Steffani’s Niobe with Philippe Jaroussky, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Valer Barna-Sabadus and Bach's Mass in B minor under Marc Minkowski.