studied at King's College, London, and the RAM, and won the Lieder Prize at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He has appeared with the Oslo Philharmonic under Jansons, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Boulez, Cleveland and Philharmonia Orchestras under Dohnanyi, Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Harnoncourt, OAE under Brüggen, English Concert with Harry Bicket, Gabrieli Consort under McCreesh, Hallé Orchestra with Elder, Concerto Koeln under Bolton, Scottish chamber Orchestra with Adam Fischer, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with Edward Gardner, and the London Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras under Harding. He has been a regular guest of the Edinburgh Festival and BBC Proms.
He appears reguarly at English National Opera and Welsh National Opera and has performed with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Rome Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. He appeared in Charpentier’s David et Jonathas from Aix-en-Provence, available on DVD. His wide discography includes Messiah, Theodora, Saul and Creation (Gramophone Award 2008) under McCreesh, Jenufa and Makropulos Case under Mackerras, Barber’s Vanessa under Slatkin, Messiah under Rene Jacobs, the Hyperion Complete Schubert Edition with Graham Johnson and Britten’s Billy Budd with Daniel Harding (Grammy Award, 2010).
This season, engagements include a return to the English National Opera for a new commission by Ryan Wigglesworth, A Winter’s Tale, as well as concerts with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Edward Gardner), Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin (David Zinman), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (John Storgards) and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sir Andrew Davis).