Patrick Terry

Countertenor, Samling Artist Programme: 2018

The week was entirely focused on the creative side of music making … I know I’m a better artist for it.

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Patrick Terry joins us for our Samling Artist Showcase at Wigmore Hall on 5 November for a programme built around song cycles on a maritime theme, and which includes Patrick performing Fauré’s L’horizon chimérique. More details

Winner of the Loveday Song Prize at the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Patrick Terry was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin.

He earned his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014 where he studied with Adriana Zabala. He has recently graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Caitlin Hulcup and Michael Chance on the Opera Course with generous support from the Josephine Baker Trust and the John J Adams Scholarship.

Further competition success has included Second Prize at the 2015 Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Competition, winning the 2014 Maureen Lehane Vocal Award and winning the 2017 Richard Lewis / Jean Shanks Award.

He has toured with the Merry Opera Company’s staged production of Handel’s Messiah and has sung as soloist for the RAM / Koch Foundation Bach Cantata series.

Operatic engagements have included Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Chicago Summer Opera, The Refugee Flight and Ruggiero Alcina for Royal Academy Opera and covering Guildenstern in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Selected for the 2018 Leeds Lieder Young Artists Festival, his engagements during 2017 / 2018 include The Boy / Angel 1 Written On Skin with the Melos Sinfonia, Rosencrantz Hamlet for Glyndebourne On Tour, covering Nireno Giulio Cesare for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the title role in Teseo with La Nuova Musica at the 2018 London Handel Festival and a Wigmore Hall appearance with Imogen Cooper.

Patrick Terry joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House from the start of the 2018/19 season: he will travel to Japan to appear in Le Promesse (Gala Concert by Young Opera Singers Tomorrow of the World) at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, and sing Farnace Berenice and Artemis in Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra. During 2018/19, he will also return to the Wigmore Hall for Heroes and Villains, appear in Beyond Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Sir Charles Hubert Parry at the London Song Festival and sing Ruggiero Alcina with La Nuova Musica.

Looking ahead, during 2019/20, he makes debuts with Music Theatre Wales as Serafino The Intelligence Park and with Cologne Opera as Rosencrantz Hamlet.

Photo: Patrick Terry with leader Patricia MacMahon at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, November 2018. Photo credit: Mark Savage/em>

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