Saturday 23rd March
9:30a.m – 6.00p.m
with acclaimed accompanist
Middleton is outstanding, his reputation as a rising star among accompanists richly deserved…Gramophone Magazine
Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest starts in the world of song and Lieder’ and Opera Magazine as ‘rightful heir to legendary accompanist Gerald Moore’, he has enjoyed fruitful partnerships with Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott, Carolyn Sampson, Ian Bostridge, Christopher Maltman, Kate Royal, Wolfgang Holzmair, Iestyn Davies, Christiane Karg, Angelika Kirchschlager, Louise Alder, Mark Padmore and Katarina Karnéus. He is a frequent guest at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Cologne Philharmonie, Paris Musée d’Orsay, Tokyo Oji Hall, Zürich Tonhalle, Luxembourg Philharmonie, and London’s Wigmore Hall where he is a featured artist in 2018-19. He regularly appears at festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Ravinia, Japan, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver as well as the BBC Proms, and is often heard in his own series on BBC Radio 3.
Joseph Middleton is director of Leeds Lieder, musician in residence at Pembroke College Cambridge and a professor at his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music, where he recently had the title of Fellow conferred upon him. He has a fast-growing and award-winning discography and was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist of the Year Award in 2017.