Aksel Rykkvin

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Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) is fortunate to work with some fantastic musicians and singers. You can find out a little bit more about some of them here.

Aksel Rykkvin (b. 2003, Norway) received rave reviews as a treble for his debut album ‘Aksel! Arias by Bach, Handel & Mozart’, recorded with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the age of twelve. Both his treble solo albums reached the UK Classical chart top 10. He performed as a soloist at numerous concerts, festivals, on radio and TV in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and was in great demand at the opera stage. His performance as Yniold in ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ was hailed as ‘unsurpassable’ (ResMusica), and later he impressed in his Paris debut at the Opéra Comique as ‘Anthony’ in ‘Miranda’.

After his voice changed, he continues to sing as a soloist at festivals, concerts and on the opera stage in Norway and the UK. In Britten’s ‘Noye’s Fludde’, he recently distinguished himself as a ‘very promising young baritone’ with ‘a great and open sound, light and effortless vibrato and natural phrasing’ (NRK). Since August 2022, Aksel is studying for a BMus in voice with Prof. Mark Wildman with a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Most notable among his many accomplishments in competitions is winning the Norwegian ‘Music competition for youth’ (age limit 25 years) as a 13-year-old in 2016/17 and third place in the Joan Chissell/Rex Stephens Schumann Lieder Prize competition in London in 2023, competing as a first year music student against postgraduates.

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