Iestyn Davies studied Archaeology & Anthropology at St John’s College, Cambridge and then joined the opera school at the Royal Academy of Music. Today he is one of the world’s leading countertenors. He has performed operas at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Covent Garden, London and La Scala, Milan amongst many others. Recitals and concerts see him regularly perform at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and many of the great European concert halls. He has won numerous awards for his recordings and appearances alike including the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Young Artist of the Year Award, the 2012 Gramophone Recital Award, the 2013 Critics’ Circle Awards for Exceptional Young Talent (Singer) and the 2014 Gramophone Recital Award for his disc Arise, my muse on the Wigmore Live label.
This season he appears at the Glyndebourne Festival in Handel’s Saul, in recital with the English Concert and as ‘Farinelli’ in ‘Farinelli and the King’ with Mark Rylance at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London. He will release a disc of Bach alto cantatas on Hyperion with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen in the New Year.