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Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge’s extraordinary international career has taken him to the foremost concert halls, orchestras and opera houses in the world. Synonymous with the works of Schubert and Britten, his recital career has taken him to the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Aldeburgh and Schwarzenberg Schubertiade festivals and to the main stages of Carnegie Hall, the Bayerische Staatsoper, La Monnaie and Teatro alla Scala. In opera, Ian has received particular praise for his interpretation of Aschenbach (Death in Venice) at the Deutsche Oper and Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) for Teatro alla Scala. His recordings have won all the major international record prizes and have been nominated for 15 Grammys.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include artistic residencies for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and as Duo Artist in Residence at LIED Basel with Julius Drake. His plans include Les nuits d’été with Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg conducted by Corinna Niemeyer, St Matthew Passion with Musikkollegium Winterthur conducted by Roberto González-Monjas, with Capella Cracoviensis and with Wrocław Baroque Orchestra conducted by Jarosław Thiel, Les Illuminations with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gergely Madaras, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León with Christoph Koncz and Evangelist (St John Passion) with Orchestre national d’Auvergne and Henri Chalet, alongside performances with Camerata Bern, the Oberon Trio at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Les Talens Lyriques with Christophe Rousset at Trifolion Echternach and Compagnia di Punto at the Elbphilharmonie.

Elsewhere, Ian undertakes a Japanese concert tour with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Matthias Bamert, a Korean concert tour of Les Illuminations with the Sejong Soloists and repeats his Tormento d’amore programme on tour with Capella Neapolitana. Recitals for this season include appearances at the Wigmore Hall with Andreas Haefliger & Dame Imogen Cooper, the Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém with Luís Duarte, the Herbst Theatre and Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa with Wenwen Du, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Juliusz Sowacki Theatre Krakow & the Beethovenhaus Bonn with Saskia Giorgini, the Settimane Musicali di Ascona Festival with Dame Imogen Cooper, as well as the Stadtkirch Brugg, Theatre Royal Bath, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti Rome, LIED Basel & on tour in Japan with long-time collaborator, Julius Drake.

Performs in the following concerts:

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