Ian Partridge


Ian Partridge has an international reputation as a concert singer and recitalist. His tenor voice, with its most distinctive timbre, and his unfailing sensitivity to words have earned him a devoted following through his hundreds of broadcasts and recordings.

His wide repertoire encompasses the music of Monteverdi, Bach and Handel, Elizabethan lute songs, German, French and English songs and first performances of new works. Ian Partridge’s phenomenal list of recordings includes Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (first choice in BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library and recently re-released in the UK), Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Opus 39 , Britten’s Serenade, Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge , Warlock’s The Curlew , three discs of English 20th century songs, Romantic Songs for voice and guitar with Jakob Lindberg, Schubert’s Winterreise with Richard Burnett on a period piano, and, with The Sixteen Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Harry Christophers, the complete set of Handel’s Chandos Anthems , Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and the part of the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion.

Ian Partridge has also enjoyed taking masterclasses on Lieder, English Song and EarlyMusic at venues as diverse as Aldeburgh, Vancouver, Trondheim, Versailles and Helsinki. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the CBE in 1992 for services to music.

Web site: www.ianpartridge.co.uk