Born in Sonneberg/Thuringia, bass-baritone Axel Scheidig began his musical training at the Special School for Music Education in Wernigerode and with the Radio Youth Choir of Wernigerode . From 1991 to 1998 he studied vocal performance and musical theatre with Helga Bante at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar and graduated with an artistic diploma. He attended masterclasses with Barbara Schlick, Kurt Moll, Siegfried Lorenz and Jakob Stämpfli, among others.
Axel Scheidig was a laureate at the International Handel Competition in Halle in 1997 and won the first prize at the German Music Council in 1998 with the vocal ensemble “Die Weimarer Hofsänger”, which he co-founded. Numerous recordings, concerts and guest performances in Germany and abroad are proof of his extensive experience in chamber music. During his studies in Weimar, he appeared as a soloist at theatres in Thuringia, including Weimar, Erfurt, Meinungen, Gera and Rudolstadt.
From 1998 Axel Scheidig worked in the radio choirs of the NDR, WDR, BR and the Rundfunkchor Berlin, where he has been a member of the ensemble since 2005. Here he also performs regularly as a soloist under conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey, Marek Janowski, Marc Minkowski and Gijs Leenaars, among others at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Sala São Paulo or the Teatro Colón. In addition to his work with the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Axel Scheidig is also a much sought-after soloist in the oratorio field with performances throughout Germany. At the Grand Prix of Nations Berlin 2017, which was organised by Interkultur in cooperation with the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Axel Scheidig served as a juror.