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Maltman, Christopher (baritone)
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Christopher Maltman (baritone)

Winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman read biochemistry at Warwick University and studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

His concert engagements have included the Philharmonia Orchestra with von Dohnányi, BBC Symphony Orchestra with John Adams, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Roger Norrington, London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle, Concentus Musicus Vienna with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dresden Staatskapelle with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Boston Symphony Orchestra with James Conlon, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Kurt Masur.

He has recorded the Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music for Decca; Warlock, Holst and Somervell songs for Collins Classics; and he took part in Deutsche Grammophon's complete Beethoven Folk Song project. His recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe for Hyperion was released to tremendous critical acclaim and he has recently recorded Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op.24, with Graham Johnson, a Debussy album with Malcolm Martineau and a disc of English songs with Roger Vignoles. On film, he has appeared in John Adams’ award-winning The Death of Klinghoffer.

Christopher Maltman has appeared in recital at the Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath, Buxton, Lichfield, City of London, Harrogate, Arundel and Cheltenham Festivals, at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Gulbenkian in Lisbon, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Philharmonie in Köln and in New York at both Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. He is a regular guest at the Wigmore Hall and the Schubertiade Festival.


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