classical music, opera, theatre

James Newby

Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Following the first day featuring a German percussionist and a likewise German string quartet, the second day of this series organised annually by the European Concert Hall Organisation will bring an English baritone to the stage this year. The young artist is just at much at home in the world of Bach, Handel and Mozart as he is in the oratorical repertoire. What he will be performing for us, however, is a German Romantic song cycle, as well as, of course, the contemporary work that is a key part of any Rising Stars concert, this one written by a countrywoman of his.

In spite of his young age, James Newby has received a number of numerous recognitions, winning the Richard Tauber Prize in 2015 and the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2016. The year 2016 also saw him earn a scholarship from Wigmore Hall and an Independent Opera Voice Fellowship. In 2017, his work was recognised with a gold medal from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and he was named a BBC New Generation Artist for the period between 2018 and 2020. He has taken the stage in Britain's leading concert halls, partnering with such ensembles as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort and the BBC Symphony Orchestra alongside such conductors as Sakari Oramo, Jonathan Cohen, John Butt and Marin Alsop. Interestingly, the composer of the new work he will be giving its Hungarian première, Judith Bingham, a fellow Briton who was born in 1952, is a singer, a mezzo-soprano, in addition to a composer. When experiencing a vocal work that she composed, we can rest assured that we will be hearing the music of a composer with an intimate connection to the human voice who is his deeply familiar with its possibilities.

Nominated for the Rising Stars programme by: Barbican Centre London

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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  • baritone
    James Newby
  • piano
    Joseph Middleton

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