The bass-baritone Marcos Fink was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a Slovenian family. He received his vocal instruction from Ivan Ivanov and Victor Srugo, and participated in repertoire master courses given by Phillipe Huttenlocker, Wolfgang Schöne, Erik Werba, Aldo Baldin. In 1988 he obtained a scholarship and furthered his instruction with Lady Heather Harper and Robert Sutherland in London. He made his opera debut at the Grossesfestspielhaus in Salzburg in 1990.
His repertoire includes operas, oratorios and lieder. He has performed in major opera and concert houses around the world (Paris, Bordeaux, Frankfurt, Vienna, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, Tokyo, Osaka, Ljubljana, Milano, Rome, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Calgary, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Houston, …) under the direction of renowned conductors (Michel Corboz, Hans Graf, Leopold Hager, Alain Lombard, Semyon Bychkow, Uwe Mund, Milan Horvat, Pinchas Steinberg, Anton Nanut, Lior Shambadal, René Jacobs, …) and orchestras (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonic de Strasbourg, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra, Concerto Köln, Wiener Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, ….)
His CD recordings include Haendel-Mozart Messiah; Puccini Messa di Gloria; J. Haydn Caecilian Messe; Faure Requiem, Bach Mass in B minor and Schemellis-Lieder, Mozart Requiem, Krönungsmesse, Don Giovanni (Leporello) (prize Orphée d’Or 2000, for best recording – Académie du Disque Lyrique – Paris), Cosi fan tutte (Don Alfonso); Frank Martin Golgotha (Christ), Rossini Petite messe solennelle, Leopold I Sacred works (Musica imperialis), in Musica sacra slovenica collection, … For the CD production of Radio Slovenia he has recorded three Schubert’s cycles: Die Schöne Müllerin, Die Winterreise (prize Orphée d’Or 1998 for best interpreter – Academie du Disque Lyrique – Paris) and Schwanengesang; Schumann Dichterliebe and Liederkreise op.39, Slovenian songs (46 songs from 17 Slovenian composers), Premrl Christmas mysteries, all these recordings accompanied by the pianist Nataša Valant.
He has also recorded Carlos Guastavino’s songs Flores Argentinas and Eduard Marxsen Lieder. Marcos Fink have been awarded the Slovenian prize for culture “Prešernov sklad 1999”, for his Schubert recording and in 2013 for the CD with Slovenian songs and duets “Slovenija!” (HM=Harmonia mundi)) with his sister Bernarda Fink and the pianist Anthony Spiri. The CD “Canciones argentinas” (HM) also with Bernarda Fink and the pianist Carmen Piazzini was nominated for the GRAMMY awards 2006 in the category of “best classical vocal performance” and for the BBC Music awards 2007. As Leporello he participates in the release of a DVD (HM) with Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Rene Jacobs. He has lately performed the roles of Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic flute in Aix-en-provence (recorded for HM), the Viceroy in Offenbach’s La Perichole in Bordeaux, Socrates in Telemann’s The patient Socrates, Claudio in Haendel’s Agrippina (recorded for HM – GRAMMY nomination), Polifemo in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo and Mondo in Cavalieri’s Rappresentazione d’anima e di corpo in the Staatsoper Berlin, Sancio Pansa in Conti’s Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena and Jupiter in Rameau’s Platee in the Amsterdam opera house.
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