Ian Bostridge

Performance Year: 2020

Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, South East Asia and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Carnegie Hall New York, among others. In opera, he has performed multiple roles including Tamino (Mozart Die Zauberflöte), Jupiter (Handel Semele), and Don Ottavio (Mozart Don Giovanni).

Highlights of the 2018/19 season included a European recital tour with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, a world premiere of a new commission by James MacMillan with the London Symphony Orchestra for the WW1 centenary, recordings of the three major Schubert song cycles live at the Wigmore Hall with pianists Lars Vogt and Thomas Adès, recital tours in Japan, Hong Kong and Korea, as well as a European concert tour with Europa Galante.

His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. He was a fellow in history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1992-5) and in 2001 was elected an honorary fellow of the college. In 2003 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Music by the University of St Andrews and in 2010 he was made an honorary fellow of St John’s College Oxford. He was made a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours. In 2014 he was Humanitas Professor of Classical Music at the University of Oxford. In 2016, he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his latest book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.

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