Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described in the BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he performs and records with many of the world’s finest singers in major music centres across Europe and North America.
Joseph has partnered Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Joan Rodgers, Ann Murray, Wolfgang Holzmair, Iestyn Davies, Christiane Karg and Katarina Karnéus in venues including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Luxembourg Philharmonie and London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He is a regular guest at Festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, Brighton, Cheltenham, City of London, Edinburgh, Ravinia, Toronto and Vancouver. Joseph is heard frequently on BBC Radio 3, while his discography includes recital CDs with Dame Felicity Lott, Amanda Roocroft, Carolyn Sampson, Clara Mouriz, Sophie Bevan and Jennifer Johnston on labels such as BIS, Stone Records and Champs Hill Records.
Born in Gloucestershire, Joseph graduated with an MPhil from the University of Birmingham before studying piano on an EMI Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. He was Samling’s inaugural Pianist Samling Artist.