Stephan MacLeod

Stephan MacLeod is a conductor and a singer. Born in Geneva, he’s the founder and artistic director of Gli Angeli Genève, an ensemble that specializes in repertoires from the 17th to the 19th century on period instruments, he now conducts between 40 and 50 concerts per year worldwide, a growing number of which as guest conductor with “modern” orchestras. He is also happily pursuing his singing career and teaches singing at the Haute Ecole de musique de Lausanne (HeMU).

In 2020, he will conduct and record the world premiere of Antonin Reicha’s Sinfonia Concertante for two cellos and orchestra with cellists Christophe Coin and Davit Melkonyan and Gli Angeli Genève, several Haydn symphonies and Mozart concert arias, Bach’s St. John Passion in Oslo with Barokkanerne, the St. Matthew Passion with the Philharmonic Zuidnederland, the b-minor mass on tour in France and Switzerland with Gli Angeli Genève and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on tour on the west coast of the United States and Canada in December, with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

Stephan MacLeod studied the violin and the piano before turning to singing, which he first studied at the Conservatoire de Genève, then with Kurt Moll at the Cologne Musikhochschule and finally with Gary Magby at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. His singing career began during his studies in Germany through a fruitful collaboration with Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Köln. It was then that the doors of the oratorio world opened to him and he’s regularly singing ever since on the most important stages around the world under the direction of conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Jordi Savall, Frieder Bernius, Franz Brüggen, Masaaki Suzuki, Michel Corboz, Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Konrad Junghänel, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Sigiswald Kuijken, Vaclav Luks, Philippe Pierlot, Helmut Rilling, Rudolf Lutz, Raphael Pichon, Paul Van Nevel or Jos Van Immerseel, as well as with Daniel Harding or Jesus Lopez Cobos.

 

A singer in love with song and melody, he gives many recitals but has also been heard on opera stages, including productions by La Monnaie in Bruxelles, La Fenice in Venice, and also on the opera stages of Geneva, Toulouse, Nîmes, Bordeaux, Cologne, Potsdam, Freiburg, Girona etc.

Since 2005 and in parallel with his singing career, he has also devoted himself to conducting and is the founder of the Ensemble Gli Angeli Genève, which has been reaping the benefits of significant international recognition in recent years.

Since 2013, he has been a singing teacher at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne and shares his career between teaching, his commitments as a singer, his ensemble, and invitations to conduct – particularly Bach – more and more frequently. He regularly conducts the musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, but also the Philharmonie Zudnederland, the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, etc.

Stephan MacLeod’s discography includes more than 90 CDs, many of them critically acclaimed.

Upcoming events

Tue 09/06/20
20h30
Saint Denis
Basilique
Thu 11/06/20
20h
Leipzig
Kupfersaal
Mon 15/06/20
20h
Genève
Studio Ernest-Ansermet
Tue 16/06/20
13h
Stuttgart
Stiftskirche
Fri 17/07/20
20h30
Genève
Parc des Eaux-Vives (open air)

Stabat Mater x 3 – Pergolesi, Pärt, D.Scarlatti

Gli Angeli Genève / Stephan MacLeod

Tue 21/07/20
19h30
Saintes
Abbaye aux Dames
Fri 24/07/20
12h30
Saintes
Abbaye aux Dames
Sun 26/07/20
Ottawa
Tue 28/07/20
Victoria
Wed 29/07/20
Vancouver
Chan Center
Fri 28/08/20
Rheingau

Beethoven – Messe C-Dur – Chorfantasie

Anima Eterna / Jos Van Immerseel

Thu 03/09/20
17h
Utrecht
Dom
Fri 04/09/20
20h
Hamburg
St. Pankratius Kirche

Die Wege des Wortes – Schein, Schütz, Buxtehude, etc.

Gli Angeli Genève / Stephan MacLeod

Sat 05/09/20
20h
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Tue 08/09/20
20h
Rastede
St.-Ulrichs-Kirche

Schein – Israelis Brünnlein

Gli Angeli Genève / Stephan MacLeod

Sat 12/09/20
20h30
Ambronay
Abbaye

Discography


Matthäus-Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

Gli Angeli Genève – Stephan MacLeod

Claves - 50-3012/13 / 2020

Celebration Cantatas – BWV 205a & 249a

Johann Sebastian Bach

Deutsche Hofmusik – Alexander Grychtolik

deutsche harmonia mundi / 2019

Magnificat BWV 243a – Cantate BWV 63

Johann Sebastian Bach

La Chapelle Harmonique – Valentin Tournet

Château de Versailles Spectacles - CVS009 / 2019

La Lingua profetica del Taumaturgo di Paola, San Francesco

Giacomo Antonio Perti

Concerto Soave – Jean-Marc Aymes

Lanvellec Editions LE00002 / 2019

17th Century Sacred Music in Wroclaw

Gli Angeli Genève – Concerto Palatino – Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra – Stephan MacLeod

Claves (50-1805) / 2018

Reformations-Oratorium 1755

Georg Philipp Telemann

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks – Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie – Reinhard Goebel

Sony - 88985373872 / 2017

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn BWV 157

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chor und Orchester der J.S.Bach-Stiftung – Rudolf Lutz

J.S.Bach-Stiftung (DVD B422) / 2017

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 116

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chor und Orchester der J.S.Bach-Stiftung – Rudolf Lutz

J.S.Bach-Stiftung (DVD B304) / 2016

Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 – Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio ZWV 156

Jan Dismas Zelenka

Collegium 1704 – Vaclav Luks

Accent ACC - 24301 / 2015

Guerre & Paix 1614-1714

Hesperion XXI – Le Concert des Nations – La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Jordi Savall

Alia Vox (AVSA9908) / 2015

Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 121

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chor und Orchester der J.S.Bach-Stiftung – Rudolf Lutz

J.S.Bach-Stiftung (DVD B201) / 2015

Magnificat & Concerti

Johann Sebastian Bach & Antonio Vivaldi

La Capella Reial de Catalunya – Le Concert des Nations – Jordi Savall

Alia Vox (AVSA9909D) / 2014

Responsoria 1611

Carlo Gesualdo

Collegium Vocale Gent - Philippe Herreweghe

PHI - LPH010 / 2013

Psalmen Davids

Heinrich Schütz

Dresdner Kammerchor – Dresdner Barockorchester – Hans-Christoph Rademann

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901652.53) / 2013

Conjuratio

Matthias Weckmann

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 204) / 2013

Unser Mund sei voll Lachens BWV 110

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chor und Orchester der J.S.Bach-Stiftung – Rudolf Lutz

J.S.Bach-Stiftung (DVD A982) / 2013

Messe en si mineur

Johann Sebastian Bach

La Capella Reial de Catalunya – Le Concert des Nations – Jordi Savall

Alia Vox (AVDVD9896A-D) / 2013

In Tempore Nativitatis, Cantates BWV 110 – 151 – 63

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 243) / 2013

Leçons de Ténèbres

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Arte dei Suonatori – Alexis Kossenko

Alpha (Alpha 185) / 2012

Pasion selon St Jean

Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Voix Baroques – Arion Orchestre Baroque – Alexander Weimann

ATMA (ACD2 2611) / 2012

Les Surprises de l’Amour, transcriptions de Monsieur Hesse

Jean-Philippe Rameau

A Deux Violes Esgales

Alpha (Alpha 176) / 2011

Neapolitan Christmas

Francesco Durante

Kölner Akademie - Michael Alexander Willens

cpo (cpo 777571-2) / 2011

Passion selon St Jean

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 136) / 2011

Motetten

Johann Sebastian Bach

Collegium Vocale Gent – Philippe Herreweghe

PHI (LPH 002) / 2011

Die heilsame Geburt – Magnificat

Johann Mattheson

Kölner Akademie - Michael Alexander Willens

cpo (cpo 777274-2) / 2010

Magnificat & Cantata BWV 110

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Netherlands Bach Society – Jos Van Veldhoven

Channel Classics (CCS SA 32010) / 2010

Israel in Egypt

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Arsys Bourgogne – Concerto Köln – Pierre Cao

Eloquentia (EL1022) / 2010

Serenading Songs & Grounds

Henry Purcell

La Fenice – Jean Tubéry

Ars Produktion (ARS38525) / 2009

German Baroque Cantatas Vol.2

Bach – Buxtehude – Telemann

Gli Angeli Genève – Stephan MacLeod

Sony Vivarte (88697627402) / 2009

Aus der Tieffen, Cantates BWV 4 – 131 – 182

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 057) / 2009

Magnificat

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (Mir 102) / 2009

Missa B Hob.XXII:14 “Harmoniemesse”

Joseph Haydn

Kölner Domchor – Kölner Kammerorchester – Helmut Müller-Brühl

Naxos (8.551231-32) / 2009

Beloved & Beautiful

Böhm, Johann Christoph Bach, etc.

The Netherlands Bach Society – Jos Van Veldhoven

Channel Classics (CCS SA 27308) / 2008

De Profundis

Bach – Bruhns – Buxtehude – Tunder

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 041) / 2008

German Baroque Cantatas

Bach – Buxtehude – Telemann

Gli Angeli Genève – Stephan MacLeod

Sony Vivarte (88697225032) / 2008

Concerto in dialogo, Cantates BWV 32 – 49 – 57

Johann Sebastian Bach

Les Folies Françoises - Patrick Cohen-Akenine

Cypres (CYP 1652) / 2008

Il Primo libro di Capricci

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Jean-Marc Aymes

Ligia Digital (Lidi 0101177-07) / 2007

Tombeau de Sa majesté la Reine de Pologne

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 030) / 2007

Cantates profanes BWV 30a & 207

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cafe Zimmermann – Gustav Leonhardt

Alpha (Alpha 118) / 2007

L’oeuvre vocale avec orgue Vol.1

César Franck

Solistes de Lyon – Maîtrise du CPDM de Genève – Diego Innocenzi

Aeolus (AE-10013) / 2007

Cantates BWV 147 – 82 – 1

Johann Sebastian Bach

Montreal Baroque - Eric Milnes

Atma (ATMA SACD2 2402) / 2006

Cantates BWV 130 – 19 – 149

Johann Sebastian Bach

Montreal Baroque - Eric Milnes

Atma (ATMA SACD2 2401) / 2005

Rappresentatione di Anima, e di Corpo

Emilio de' Cavalieri

L'Arpeggiata – Christina Pluhar

Alpha (Alpha 065) / 2004

Passion selon St Jean

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Netherlands Bach Society – Jos Van Veldhoven

Channel Classics (CCS SA 22005) / 2004

Actus Tragicus

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Mirare (MIR 002) / 2004

Cantates BWV 30 – 7 – 167

Johann Sebastian Bach

Montreal Baroque - Eric Milnes

Atma (ATMA SACD2 2400) / 2004

Die Jahreszeiten

Joseph Haydn

Leipziger Kammerorchester – Gewandhaus Kammerchor – Morten Schuldt-Jensen

Naxos (8.557600-01) / 2004

Fröliche neue teutsche und frantzösiche Lieder

Alxander Utendal

Romanesque – Philippe Malfeyt

Ricercar (RIC 227) / 2003

Gideon

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8.557312-13) / 2003

Requiem

Jean Richafort

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901730) / 2002

Vespro della beata Virgine

Claudio Monteverdi

Tragicomedia – Concerto Palatino – Stephen Stubbs

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (05472 77332 2) / 2002

Grands Motets

Henry Du Mont

Choeur de Chambre de Namur – Ricercar Consort – Philippe Pierlot

Ricercar (RIC 202) / 2002

Cantates Vol.19

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Collegium Japan – Masaaki Suzuki

BIS (BIS-CD 1261) / 2002

L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8 557057-58) / 2002

Gloria

Johann Christian Bach

Choeur de Chambre de Namur – Les Agrémens – Wieland Kuijken

Ricercar (RIC 211) / 2002

Scherzi Musicali

Claudio Monteverdi

Concerto Soave – Jean-Marc Aymes

Harmonia Mundi HMC 901718.20 / 2001

Le Chant de Virgile

Josquin, Senfl, etc.

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

harmonia Mundi (HMC 901739) / 2001

Selva morale e spirituale

Claudio Monteverdi

Cantus Cölln - Konrad Junghänel

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901718.20) / 2001

Hor ch’l ciel in L’Héritage de Monteverdi (VI)

Claudio Monteverdi

La Fenice – Jean Tubéry

Ricercar (RIC 203) / 2001

Tobit

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8 570113-14) / 2001

Vêpres de Pentecoste

Christoph Demantius

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901705) / 2000

Messe en si mineur – Florilegium

Johann Sebastian Bach

La Petite Bande – Sigiswald Kuijken

Urtext (JBCC 050) / 2000

Nabal

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8 555276-77) / 2000

Saturn and Polyphony

Galilei, Lasso, etc.

Ensemble Daedalus – Roberto Festa

Accent (ACC 98130 D) / 1999

A Secret Labyrinth

Alexander Agricola

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Sony Classics (SK 60760) / 1999

Lamentations de la Renaissance

Lasso, De Orto, etc.

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901682) / 1999

Intermedi per la Pellegrina (1588)

Peri, Caccini, etc.

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Sony Classics (S2K 63362) / 1999

Vespro della beata Virgine, Missa in illo tempore

Claudio Monteverdi

Bach Collegium Japan – Masaaki Suzuki

BIS (BIS-CD 1071-1072) / 1999

Vesper Music of St. Michael’s Day

Hieronymus Praetorius

Weser-Renaissance – Manfred Cordes

CPO (999 649-2) / 1998

Psalmen Davids

Heinrich Schütz

Cantus Cölln - Konrad Junghänel

Harmonia Mundi (HMC 901652.53) / 1998

Friedens-Seufftzer und Jubel-Geschrey

Schütz, Schop, etc.

Weser-Renaissance – Manfred Cordes

CPO (999 571-2) / 1997

La Senna Festeggiante

Antonio Vivaldi.

Le Parlement de Musique – Martin Gester

Accord (206172) / 1997

Messe en si mineur

Johann Sebastian Bach

Balthasar Neumann Chor – Freiburger Barockorchester – Thomas Hengelbrock

Deutsche Harm. Mundi (HC 05472 77380-2) / 1997

Saul

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8.554361-63) / 1997

Missa – Chansons

Pierre de Manchicourt

Huelgas Ensemble – Paul Van Nevel

Sony Classics (SK 62694) / 1996

Athalia

Georg Friedrich Haendel

Junge Kantorei – Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra – Joachim Carlos Martini

Naxos (live recording) (8.554364-65) / 1996

Hanseatic Wedding Motets

Sweelinck, Eccard, etc.

Weser-Renaissance – Manfred Cordes

CPO (999 396-2) / 1995

Vespro della beata Virgine

Claudio Monteverdi

Cantus Cölln - Konrad Junghänel

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (05472 77332 2) / 1995

6 Cantatas

Dietrich Buxtehude

Collegium Vocale Gent – Anima Eterna – Jos Van Immerseel

Channel Classics (CCS 7835-I) / 1994

Agnus Dei

Joseph Ryelandt

Orchestre Royal Philharmonique des Flandres – Grant Llewellyn

Marco polo (live recording) (8.223785-6) / 1994

German Music for Trombones

Schütz, Ahle, Selle, etc.

Triton Trombone Quartet

BIS (BIS-CD 644) / 1993

Messa a 4 voci, Laetaniae della beata Vergine

Claudio Monteverdi – Frank Martin

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne – Michel Corboz

Cascavelle (VEL 1025) / 1992