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Ian Bostridge


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Ian Bostridge (born 25 December 1964) is an acclaimed English tenor, well known for his performances as an and singer.

Bostridge studied at Westminster School and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, where he read history and philosophy. He received his doctorate from Oxford, on the significance of witchcraft in English public life from 1650 to 1750, in 1990, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before embarking on a career as a singer, having won the 1991 National Federation of Music Societies Award and support from the Young Concert Artists’ Trust.

Bostridge made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1993; his Purcell Room debut (an acclaimed Winterreise) and his Aldeburgh Festival debut in 1994; in 1995 he gave his first solo recital in the Wigmore Hall (winning the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Debut Award); in 1996 he gave recitals in Lyon, Cologne, London and at the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Edinburgh Festivals, and in 1997 at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.

On the concert platform he has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis and Rostropovich, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras, and the City of Birmingham Symphony under Sir Simon Rattle.

His first recording for Hyperion Records was a Britten song recital, The Red Cockatoo with Graham Johnson, and his subsequent recording of Die schöne Müllerin in Hyperion’s Schubert Edition won The Gramophone´s Solo Vocal Award for 1996.


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  • Danielbratman

    Amazing! *-*

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • AlexCezar

    My favorite tenor ever! ♥

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Vaaram

    Visit also he artist's profile of Ian Bostridge & Julius Drake!

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Vaaram

    Der vielleicht beste Schubert-Interpret aller Zeiten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jedenfalls der beste, den ich je gehört habe! Von Bostridges Bach-, Händel- und Purcell-Interpretationen war ich nicht ganz so überzeugt. Das scheint mir (bisher) nicht so sehr sein Metier zu sein. Darum habe ich übrigens auch ganz bewusst alle vier Videos hier rein zu Schubert-Liedern hochgeladen. Ja, bei Schubert, wie gesagt, da ist Ian Bostridge einfach der Beste, der Überzeugendste, der am meisten unter die Haut Gehende! Dieser Tenor mit umwerfend klarer Stimme, der schönsten vielleicht, die je Schubert sang!! Tut mir leid, aber alle übrigen Schubert-Tenöre mag ich seither nicht mehr hören... Voilà!

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
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