Highly acclaimed pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. He is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College Cambridge and a Professor at his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music. Joseph works with many of the world’s finest singers in major venues worldwide, and has an award-winning and fast-growing discography.
He is a regular guest at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Zürich Tonhalle, Köln Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Musée d’Orsay in Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall. Recent seasons have also taken him to the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Ravinia, and Stuttgart Festivals. Joseph collaborates with internationally established singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Wolfgang Holzmair, Christiane Karg, Katarina Karnéus, Simon Keenlyside, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, John Mark Ainsley, Kate Royal, Carolyn Sampson and Roderick Williams.
His critically acclaimed discography includes discs with Carolyn Sampson (Radio France’s Disc of the Month & nominated for a Gramophone Award), Ruby Hughes (BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month), Dame Felicity Lott, Amanda Roocroft, Clara Mouriz, Matthew Rose and Allan Clayton. Joseph made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 with Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson.
Video & Audio
Myrthen Ensemble at Leeds Lieder Festival 2016: Mary Bevan soprano, Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano, Nicky Spence tenor, […]
Baritone Samuel Hasselhorn & pianist Joseph Middleton performing Schumann’s ‘Tragödie: Entflieh mit mir’ at the […]
Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton’s record Muriel Herbert’s ‘The Lost Nightingale.’ Taken from the […]
Baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Joseph Middleton perform ‘Mantle of blue’ & ‘Blow, blow thou […]
Kate Royal and Joseph Middleton perform Schumann’s Der Einsiedler at the Oxford Lieder Festival. © […]
Preview of Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton‘s upcoming release: A Soprano’s Schubertiade. To be released […]
Opera North: Howard Assembly Room – The Lullaby Project Mezzo-soprano: Sarah Connolly Piano: Joseph Middleton
New Generation Artist Ruby Hughes (soprano) sings Muttertraum (A mother’s dream) by Schumann, with Joseph […]
New Generation Artist Ruby Hughes (soprano) sings Röselein! by Robert Schumann, with Joseph Middleton on […]