Terry Wey

Terry Wey

Countertenor

Terry Wey, born into a Swiss-American family of musicians in Berne, Switzerland in 1985, experienced a rich musical education as leading soprano soloist of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and went on to study voice with Silvija Vojnic-Purchar, Kurt Equiluz, and Christine Schwarz at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität. After winning several competitions (e.g. Kärntner-Sparkasse Wörthersee Music Scholarship, MIGROS-Genossenschaftsbund Zurich), he started his professional career working with conductors such as William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Thomas Hengelbrock, Riccardo Muti or Michael Hofstetter, with period instrument ensembles like Les Arts Florisssants, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble or Les Talens Lyriques. He was invited to major venues such as Musikverein Vienna, Salzburg Festival, Barbican Centre London, Salle Pleyel Paris, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Lincoln Center New York, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele or Styriarte Graz. His operatic repertoire includes various roles by Monteverdi, Händel, Vivaldi and Britten, which he interpreted at opera houses including the Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real Madrid, Staatsoper Stuttgart or Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris, working with stage directors such as Nicolas Brieger, Pierre Audi and Pier Luigi Pizzi. Apart from five CD-albums with Cinquecento, his discography also includes a number of recordings as a soloist, the latest being Bach’s B-Minor-Mass under Marc Minkowski (naive, 2008).

Since the co-foundation of Cinquecento in 2004, Terry Wey has also been active as an ensemble singer. He is regularly invited by leading ensembles such as the Huelgas Ensemble (Paul van Nevel), Clemencic Consort (René Clemencic), Weser-Renaissance (Manfred Cordes) or Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre).