Biography

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, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall and with the Seoul Philharmonic, the first of its kind. In opera, he has performed Tamino (Mozart Die Zauberflöte), Jupiter (Handel Semele) and Aschenbach (Britten Death in Venice) at English National Opera, Quint (Britten The Turn of the Screw), Don Ottavio (Mozart Don Giovanni) and Caliban (Adès The Tempest) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, title role Jephtha for Opera de Paris, Don Ottavio at the Wiener Staatsoper, Tom Rakewell (Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Quint at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include 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, staged performances of the Zender Winterreise, directed by Netia Jones, in Shanghai, 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 awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours. 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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Discography

Schubert - Winterreise

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