Described as a “rising star of the countertenor world”, Alex Potter is a sought-after interpreter of seventeenth and eighteenth-century music. He has performed with conductors including Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jordi Savall, Jos van Veldhoven, and Peter Neumann. Alongside numerous performances of works by Bach, Handel and other established composers, he takes particular interest in seeking out and singing lesser known repertoire in concerts and recordings under his own direction.
After beginning his musical career as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral, Alex Potter was a Choral Scholar and read Music at New College, Oxford. He then went on to pursue further study in singing and baroque performance practice at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Gerd Türk, taking additional classes with Evelyn Tubb.
Recent performances of note include Bach’s B-Minor Mass with the Concertgebouw Orchestra/Philippe Herreweghe, Handel’s Israel in Egypt in the Konzerthaus in Vienna with Concerto Copenhagen/Lars Ulrik Mortensen, and a concert of works by Bach and Telemann with Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Alex Potter has a large discography with a number of different ensembles. His CD Fede e Amor with Viennese Baroque Music for alto voice and obbligato trombones was released in 2014 on the Ramée label. A new CD featuring solo-cantatas by Telemann will appear this year on the CPO label.
He lives in the Lüneburger Heath region of Germany with his wife and two daughters. When not singing he also enjoys baking bread, restoring his half-timbered house and growing vegetables in the garden with varying degrees of success.