described by The Times as 'the cream of the new
generation' and in The Telegraph as representing "the
créme de la crème of young British-based musical talent", pianist Joseph Middleton performs and records with the greatest international
singers in major music centres across Europe and North America.
and forthcoming recital partners include Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott,
Ann Murray, Sarah Connolly, Wolfgang Holzmair, Christopher Maltman, Lisa Milne,
Mark Padmore, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Katarina Karnéus, Matthew Rose,
Andrew Kennedy, Jonathan Lemalu, Sophie Daneman, Anna Grevelius, Carolyn
Sampson, Toby Spence, Ailish Tynan, Geraldine McGreevy, Jennifer Johnston, Ruby
Hughes, Christiane Karg, Benedict Nelson and Roderick Williams. In 2012 he
formed the Myrthen Ensemble to further explore the song repertoire with regular
duo partners Sophie Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton and Marcus Farnsworth.
Work with instrumentalists includes concerts with Natalie Clein, Emma Johnson
and Nicholas Daniel.
recent seasons he has appeared at major music centres including Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw, London's Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Opera House
and at the Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, Brighton, Cheltenham, City of London,
Edinburgh, Oxford Lieder, Ravinia, Three Choirs, Toronto and Vancouver
Festivals. Joseph has made numerous live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 including
from Wigmore Hall and in his own weeklong residency of lunchtime concerts
recorded at the Lammermuir Festival. His discography includes 'Elgar in Sussex'
with Dame Felicity Lott, a recital CD with Amanda Roocroft (both Champs Hill
Records), a CD of Spanish Songs with Clara Mouriz (Sonimage Classics) and the
lieder of Ludwig Thuille with Sophie Bevan and Jennifer Johnston (Champs Hill
of this season and beyond include appearances with Christopher Maltman at
Vienna's Konzerthaus, in San Francisco, in a UK tour and two BBC recordings,
with Katarina Karnéus at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall, at the
Oxford Lieder and Two Moors Festivals with Lisa Milne, for BBC Radio 3 from the
Wigmore Hall with Jennifer Johnston and in his own residency of BBC lunchtime
concerts at the Lammermuir Festival with Sophie Bevan, Andrew Kennedy, Marcus
Farnsworth and Jennifer Johnston. He also looks forward to the Wigmore Hall
debut of the newly formed Myrthen Ensemble, recitals with Roderick Williams,
Amanda Roocroft, Sarah Connolly, Dame Felicity Lott, Andrew Kennedy, Carolyn
Sampson, Clara Mouriz and Christiane Karg and a recital for the Aldeburgh
Festival's Britten Remembered weekend.
graduated with an MPhil from the University of Birmingham before studying piano
at the Royal Academy of Music on an EMI Scholarship. His competitive successes
include the Accompaniment Prizes of the Wigmore Hall International Song
Competition, Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Richard Tauber Prize, Royal Over-Seas
League Competition and Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Award. In Germany he recently
won the 'Best Lied-Pianist Prize' at the International Schubert Competition