Alexander Weimann has established a reputation as one of the leading harpsichordists and ensemble leaders of his generation. He has travelled the world as guest of Cantus Cölln, Freiburger Barockorchester, Gesualdo Consort, Tafelmusik and many others, and as a member of the ensemble Tragicomedia. He is artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, and musical director of Les Voix Baroques, Tempo Rubato, and Le Nouvel Opéra in Montreal.
Mr. Weimann can be heard on over 100 CDs and frequently on radio broadcasts in countries worldwide. His recording of the complete keyboard works of Alessandro Scarlatti was nominated for the Prix Opus for best Canadian early-music recording, and his album of Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with Les Voix Baroques won the 2008 Prix Opus and was nominated for a Juno Classic Award.
Mr. Weimann was born in 1965 in Munich, Germany, where he studied the organ, church music, musicology, theatre theory, medieval Latin and jazz piano. From 1990 to 1995, he taught music theory, improvisation and jazz at the Munich Musikhochschule. Since 1998 he has been giving numerous master classes in harpsichord and early music performance at several institutions, including Lunds University in Malmö, Sweden; the Bremen Musikhochschule, Germany; the University of California at Berkeley, Dartmouth College (New Hampshire), and Mount Allison University (New Brunswick). He also coaches voice and instrumental students at the Université de Montréal.
In recent years Mr. Weimann has returned to his youth love jazz; he currently lives in Montreal.