The English countertenor Alex Potter began his musical career as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral. He read music at Oxford and continued his vocal studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basle, where he studied with Gerd Türk.
Potter is currently one of the best countertenors in the world. As a Baroque singer, he has worked with such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Peter Neumann and Frieder Bernius.
He has also built up an impressive discography. The Dutch daily De Telegraaf noted his ‘relaxed, expressive singing’ on the recording of eighteenth-century Viennese church music he made with Ensemble La Fontaine. Lars Urik Mortensen, conductor of Concerto Copenhagen, invited him to collaborate on a recording of Bach’s B minor Mass, a work he also performed with Collegium 1704 under the direction of Václav Luks at the Salzburg Festival.
Potter is making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.