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Joseph Middleton


Joseph Middleton is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Fellow of his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a professor. He was the first accompanist to win the Royal Philharmonic Society's Young Artist Award.

He is a frequent guest at major music centres, including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Zurich Tonhalle, Kölner Philharmonie, Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Musée d’Orsay Paris, Oji Hall Tokyo and Wigmore Hall. He has partnered Louise Alder, Sir Thomas Allen, Mary Bevan, Ian Bostridge, Dame Sarah Connolly, Christiane Karg, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Ann Murray, Miah Persson and Roderick Williams, and has a critically acclaimed, fast-growing and award-winning discography. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 alongside Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson & returned in 2018 alongside Dame Sarah Connolly where they premiered recently discovered songs by Benjamin Britten.

This season he returns to Het Concertgebouw, makes six Wigmore Hall appearances, curates a week of lunchtime recitals for BBC Radio 3 and gives recitals in Brussels, Zurich, Antwerp, amongst others, partnering Dame Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, Ruby Hughes, Louise Alder, Kitty Whately, Carolyn Sampson, Ashley Riches, Christopher Maltman, Fatma Said and Jennifer Johnston. Joseph also joins Anna Grevelius on tour in Sweden and returns to Spivey Hall in Georgia alongside Mary Bevan.

He records with Louise Alder (Chandos), Carolyn Sampson and James Newby (BIS records) and Iestyn Davies (St. John’s).