Max Emanuel Cencić was born on September 21, 1976 in Zagreb/Croatia. Already 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. After the voice break, he started his solo career in September 1992. A special technique, developed by his mother, allowed him to sing still in the soprano range. After a voluntary sabbatical, he returned in 2000 as a countertenor.

He sings sacred music from baroque and classical era as well as castrato arias, his range is at least:
a - c''' (A3 - C6)

MAX EMANUEL CENČIĆ
links: official website and Les Concerts Parisiens

Recordings as a sopranist:
1. F. Schubert: "Nacht und Träume"
private production 150 311-2
[rel92,m]
2. "Highlights One"
private production 150 312-2
[rel92,m]
3. "Highlights Two"
private production 150 313-2
[rel92,m]
4. "Schöne Fremde"
private produktion Max 19
[rel93,m]
5. F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges"
private production Max 20
[04/93,m]
6. W.A. Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum, A. Bruckner: Motets
Capriccio CD 10 589
[1994,M,live]
7. Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung
Capriccio CD 60 065-2 (2CDs)
[05/94,M,live]
8. George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Capriccio CD 60 068-2 (2CDs)
[11/94,M,live]
Recordings as a countertenor:
9. Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate d'amore
Capriccio CD 67 067-2
[02/02,P]
10. The Vivaldi Album
Capriccio CD 67 072-2
[04/03,P]
11. Antonio Vivaldi et al.: Andromeda liberata
Deutsche Grammophon Archiv 477 098-2
[01/04,P]
12. Domenico Scarlatti: Cantatas
Capriccio CD 67 173-2 (CD+DVD)
[09/04+06/05,P]
13. Antonio Caldara: Cantatas
Capriccio CD 67 124-2
[10/04,P]
14. George Frideric Handel: Fernando
Virgin Classics 365483 2
[04/05,P]
15. Gioacchino Rossini: Opera arias and ouvertures
Virgin Classics 385788 2
[09+10/06,M]
16. George Frideric Handel: Rodrigo
Ambroisie AM 132
[03/07,P]
17. Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Ezio
Coviello Classics COV 20713 (3 CDs)
[05+06/07,P,live]
18. George Frideric Handel: Faramondo
Virgin Classics 50999 216611 2 9
[10/08,P]
19. Chistoph Willibald Gluck: Ezio
Virgin Classics 50999 070929 2 3
[12/08,P]
20. George Frideric Handel: Mezzo-soprano arias
Virgin Classics 50999 6945740 1
[07/09,P]
21. Antonio Vivaldi: Farnace
Virgin Classics 50999 070914 2 1
[07/10,P]
22. Duetti (see also: Philippe Jaroussky: The voice)
Virgin Classics 50999 070943 2 3
[01/11,P]
23. George Frideric Handel: Alessando
Decca 478 4699
[09/11,P]
24. Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse
Virgin Classics 50999 602869 2 5
[09/11,P]
25. Venezia
Virgin Classics 50999 464545 2 2
[08-09/12,P]
26. George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano
Naïve 5373
[04/13,P]
27. Rokoko
Decca 478 6418
[07/13,P]
Remarks:
-private production: available only in Vienna (e.g. at Arcadia), possibly also through the official website
-recordings as a boy soprano are not included here