* born in Belgium.
In 2018, Jan Wouters created the parts of Herr C and Evengelizzatore in the world premiere of liminal space during the contemporary music festival Münchener Biennale. In 2017, he performed Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Munich’s Reaktorhalle as well as the main character Refugee in Dove’s Flight at Munich’s Prinzregententheater. In 2019, he made his debut with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, to be followed by his debut as Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Munich in March 2020.
As a concert soloist, Jan Wouters’ concert repertoire includes Bach’s cantatas, Christmas-Oratorio, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion, Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Été, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Handel’s Messiah and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anna, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mitchell’s Cavell Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Purcell’s Come Yes ons of art, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Tuma’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Stabat Mater.
The altus is also a dedicated recitalist, singing Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Finzi’s lied cyclus Let us garlands bring as well as selected lieder by Fauré, Hahn, Schubert, Strauss, Vandewege, Wolf, Strauss.
Jan Wouters performed with Ensemble Octopus, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, philharmonie zuidnederland under the baton of conductors including Hartmut Haenchen, Jan Müller-Wieland, Ulf Schirmer.
Golden Medal – Voice Professional: 4th Manhattan International Music Competition 2019