Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne

Artist, Musician, and Teacher in The Netherlands

Slovenian tenor Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne started with his singing rather late, only after his studies of Political Science. He fluently speaks Slovenian, English, German, French, Serbo-Croatian and Dutch and passively Italian and Swedish.

He attended master-classes with Rudolf Jansen, Jard van Nes, Udo Reinemann, Margreet Honig, Sarah Walker, Edith Wiens, Jadwiga Rappé, Helmut Deutsch, and in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw with Irwin Gage.

He furthered his studies with Bernarda Fink, David Wilson-Johnson and in baroque singing with Dame Emma Kirkby, Christoph Rousset, Monique Zanetti, Richard Weistrich, Claron McFadden and Fred Jacobs.

Ambrož was sang in three contemporary chamber operas: one within the YO! Festival in Utrecht, “Der Fligende Holländer Projekt” (a paraphrase on Wagner’s the Flying Dutchman opera) in Westengasfabriek, and in “Le Voisin” by Thomas Myrmel in Amsterdam’s Melkweg, conducted by Lucas Vis.

In 2005 he became a soloist with Dutch’s Vrienden van het Lied. In summer 2007 he performed in Barokopera Amsterdam production of ’s opera “Une demoiselle de loterie” in Dinard and on a concert at the Treguier Festival, a production recreated in spring 2008 in The Netherlands. In December 2007 he has created the role of Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmelites” under conductor Henrik Schaeffer within the DNOA and in July 2008 he was seen as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” under Richard Egarr. With Domestica Rotterdam he performed the role of Testo in Monteverdi’s “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda”. He appeared in the title role of opera “Adonis” by Cousser (aka Kusser) at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe under the baton of Peter van Heyghen. In 2016 he performed a title role of Martinus composed for him by the Dutch composer Carlijn Metselaar.

He is a sought-after recitalist. He is regularly heard in major oratorio works all over Europe.

Ambrož started giving vocal lessons 6 years ago and has developed into an avid vocal teacher.