Harrison Hintzsche

Praised for his warm lyric tone, musical subtlety, and dedication to text, “Sonorous” (Opera News) and “Suave” (parterre box) baritone Harrison Hintzsche enjoys a diverse career in oratorio, art song, and ensemble singing. His interpretation of Schubert lieder at London’s Wigmore Hall with pianist Graham Johnson in 2018 was noted by Opera Today for displaying a “strong sense of narrative” and “gentle poignancy.” He is the first-place winner of the 2020 Colorado Bach Ensemble Young Artist Competition, as well as the first-place winner of the Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota’s 2018 Voice Competition. He was the first-ever recipient of the William H. Halverson Award, presented by the Edvard Grieg Society of America for an outstanding performance of Grieg’s music. Hintzsche can be heard singing the bass arias and the role of Pilatus on Cantata Collective’s live performance recording of Bach’s St. John Passion, led by conductor Nicholas McGegan and released by AVIE Records in June 2023. He was praised by the BBC’s Record Review podcast for bringing “a lightness and relaxed lyricism” to the performance of the aria “Mein teurer Heiland, lass mich fragen” with cellist William Skeen. His interpretations of various Lieder by composer Luise Greger can be heard on New Muses Project’s inaugural self-titled album, which was released in 2022.A sought-after ensemble musician, Hintzsche has performed with a variety of vocal ensembles such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Leonids, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Ensemble Altera, the Evergreen Ensemble, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Yale Choral Artists, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Handel & Haydn Society, The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart JSB Ensemble, and Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling, among others. Hintzsche received a Master of Music degree in Early Music Voice from the Yale School of Music, as well as a certificate from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, in 2020. There, he studied voice with tenor James Taylor and sang with the Yale Schola Cantorum and conductors David Hill and Masaaki Suzuki, and was awarded the Margot Fassler Prize in the Performance of Sacred Music. In 2016, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College, where he toured with the St. Olaf Choir and studied voice with Dr. Robert C. Smith. Other educational credits include the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute, Source Song Festival, the Bach Akademie Charlotte Vocal Fellows program, and SongFest in Los Angeles. He is a native of DeKalb, Illinois.