Ian Bostridge


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

Bostridge has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Antonio Pappano, Riccardo Muti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Harding and Donald Runnicles. He sang the world premiere of Henze’s Opfergang with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano.

His many recordings have won numerous major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. He was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours list. In 2016, he was awarded the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his latest book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.