Joseph Middleton is one of Britain’s leading song accompanists. He is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College, Cambridge and was recently elected Fellow of his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a professor. He won the Young Artist Award at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards in 2017. 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, Lucy Crowe, 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.
Joseph Middleton made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 alongside Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson. Recent highlights and plans this season include a return to the BBC Proms with Dame Sarah Connolly launching their English song disc Come to me in my Dreams on Chandos; his own Ravel series at the Wigmore Hall with artists including Mary Bevan, Henk Neven, Dame Sarah, James Newby, Clara Mouriz and Roderick Williams; a Strauss series hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and a French series hosted by the Glenarm Festival, both to be recorded for BBC Radio 3; a return to the Concertgebouw with Christopher Maltman; recitals at the Barber Institute with Miah Persson and James Newby; recitals with Toby Spence, Sir Thomas Allen, Carolyn Sampson, Samuel Hasselhorn, Christiane Karg, Ashley Riches, Catriona Morrison, Fatma Said in Freiburg, Barcelona, Zaragoza, the Netherlands, Feuchtwangen, Katowice, Saffron Walden and at the Bath Mozartfest; and recordings with Samuel Hasselhorn (Harmonia Mundi), Mary Bevan (Signum Records) and Ruby Hughes (BIS Records).