Max Emanuel Cencic was born on September 21, 1976 in Zagreb/Croatia. At the age of 6 he sang the Queen of the Night in his native town. From 1986-92 he was a member and soloist of the Vienna Boys' Choir.
In September 1992, after his voice break, he started a solo career. A special technique developed by his mother, Silvia von Vojnic-Purcar, allows him to continue singing in the soprano range. He is very popular in Japan.
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After a voluntary sabbatical, he returned in 2000 as a countertenor and is in great demand. He has released two CDs as a counter-tenor and a third, featuring works of Antonio Caldara, is planned.
Max Emanuel CencicDie Wiener Sängerknaben Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano), Charles Humphries (Countertenor), Ivan Sharpe (Tenor), Robert Torday (Bass Baritone). Academy of London; Vienna Boys' Choir, Peter Marschik, conductor. Recorded in 1994. 2-CDs
Die Wiener SängerknabenMax Emanuel Cencic 2 CDs and 1 DVD. The CDs include Ihre grössten Welterfolge
Strauss Son, Rodgers/Hammerstein, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Requiem, Schubert's Ave Maria ; Pueri Concinite,
Bruckner's Locis Iste & Ave Maria. The DVD is Die Schöpfung with M.E. Cencic.
Die Wiener SängerknabenMax Emanuel Cencic Issued by EMI in Korea.
It has 2 CDs.One contains lieder,folk songs and scared songs like Shubert's Ave Maria.CD2 contains the younger Johann Strauss's waltzes and polkas,his father's radetzky march and Edelweiss and Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music.The two songs from The Sound of Music are also issued in their album Edelweiss.CD2 also contains Max Emanuel Cencic's featuring soprano solo - Strauss's Voice of Spring,which is first issued by Philips in 1992.
Die Wiener SängerknabenMax Emanuel Cencic Waisenhaus Mass, Ave Verum Corpus. Hofburg Chapel, Vienna. Uwe Christian Harrer. Reissue of "Vienna Boys' Choir Sing Mozart" (Philips 440 070 251, VHS) 1992.
Die Wiener SängerknabenMax Emanuel Cencic 28 min. Visit the musical mecca of Vienna and introduce your students to the children that comprise one of Austria's most long-standing and celebrated institutions: the Vienna Boys Choir. See how these young boys are chosen as well as how they live, play, go to school, and, of course, practice in their headquarters, the Augarten Palace in Vienna. The program also reveals the history behind this 500 year tradition that fostered the musical genius of such classical greats as Joseph Haydn and Franz Scubert. Includes two solos and other performances by Max Emanuel Cencic.
Max Emanuel Cencic (non-treble) Solo recordings as a sopranista, after his voice change.
Lieder by Franz Schubert
Max Emanuel Cencic, sopranista
Norman Shetler, piano.
Available at Acardia: The Shop in the State Opera, Vienna
Total time 44'21