Baritone Andrè Schuen comes from the Ladin area of La Val of South Tyrol in Italy and grew up speaking three languages (Ladin, Italian and German), a versatility reflected in his current vocal repertoire. Although the cello was his chosen instrument for many years, he decided to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, studying with Horiana Branisteanu, and Wolfgang Holzmair. With his Lied partner Daniel Heide, he can be heard worldwide in Lied centres such as London's Wigmore Hall, the Schubertiade, the Schubertiada Vilabertran, the Munich's Prinzregententheater, the Amsterdam's Concertgebouw or the Vienna Konzerthaus. His opera roles include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Figaro and Count Almaviva (Les noces de Figaro), Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin or Wolfram (Tannhäuser). Since 2021, he has been an Exclusive Recording Artist for Deutsche Grammophon. His Schwanengesang (November 2022) earned him the coveted Opus Klassik award.
Heide is one of the most sought-after piano accompanists and chamber musicians of his generation, performing throughout Europe and Asia since his graduation from Franz-Liszt-Hochschule in Weimar. He regularly works with singers such as Andrè Schuen, Christoph Prégardien, and Roman Trekel. He has also played with Marie Seidler, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Luca Pisaroni, Ruth Ziesak, Katharina Konradi and Konstantin Krimmel. In the field of chamber music, he has performed concerts with soloists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Antje Weithaas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, Friedemann Eichhorn, Barbara Buntrock, Julian Steckel, and Konstanze von Gutzeit. His CD Poêmes, recorded with mezzo-soprano Stella Doufexis, performing songs by Claude Debussy, received the German Record Critics' Award in 2013, while his CD with Andrè Schuen performing lieder by Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, and Frank Martin was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2016 prize in the Best Newcomer category.