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Davies, Iestyn (countertenor)
© Marco Borggreve

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Iestyn Davies was born in York. He is the recipient of the award for the 2010 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist of the Year. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, where he was a choral scholar at St John’s College, before pursuing his vocal studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Since his operatic debut for Zurich Opera he has sung at many of the major houses across the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala Milan, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opéra National de Bordeaux.

Iestyn also enjoys a busy concert, recital and recording career. He is a regular performer at London’s Wigmore Hall and held a residency there in the 2012–13 season. Other appearances include recitals at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Snape Proms, Brighton Festival, York Early Music Festival and his recital debut at Carnegie Hall, New York. In concert he regularly appears with major orchestras and Baroque ensembles, and he also collaborates with accompanists including Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles and Kevin Murphy.

Iestyn has recorded Handel’s Messiah (with Polyphony) and J S Bach’s St John Passion (Polyphony) and Christmas Oratorio (The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge), all with Stephen Layton; and cantatas by Porpora and a recital disc of arias written for Guadagni, both with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen.


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