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Davies, Iestyn (countertenor)
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Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Iestyn Davies was born in York. 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 Zürich Opera he has sung at many of the major houses across the world, including the Royal Opera House, 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 was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist of the Year award and held a residency at London’s Wigmore Hall, where he continues to perform regularly. 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 previously recorded Handel’s Messiah and J S Bach’s St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio with Stephen Layton; he also features on three solo albums with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen, including a Gramophone Award-winning programme of Bach cantatas.

Iestyn was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2017 for services to music.


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