We are thrilled to announce that Joseph Middleton has won this year’s RPS Music Awards Young Artists Award.
The Young Artists Jury commented on Joseph’s success:
“In a shortlist notable for creativity, artistic excellence and impact, the winner in this category has been hailed as a born collaborator, equally at home in partnerships with leading international artists and also supporting young performers whose careers he nurtures. Demonstrating dedication to the field of chamber music and song, his commitment is exemplified as Director of Leeds Lieder, a festival of imaginative programming, wide-ranging activity and community engagement. The winner of the Young Artists category is the pianist Joseph Middleton”
April saw Joseph at the helm of the Leeds Lieder Festival as Festival Director, met with much praise from the press. Seen and Heard International said of Joseph:
“Festival director Joseph Middleton provided typically sensitive and mature piano underpinnings and counterpoints to the miller’s joy, doubt, and final plight. Middleton is fast earning his place among the star piano accompanists of today and yesteryear”
This season has seen Joseph make his BBC Proms debut in the Chamber Series from Cadogan Hall with Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson; give three US recital tours with Kate Royal, Sarah Connolly and later this month with Carolyn Sampson taking him to New York, San Francisco and Atlanta; the Myrthen Ensemble’s debuts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris as well as their return to the Wigmore Hall; recitals with Christopher Maltman in Strasbourg and Antwerp; recordings with Mary Bevan, Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson and much more! Still to come this season are two more Wigmore Hall appearances with Clara Mouriz (BBC lunchtime series) on 26 June and with Carolyn Sampson on 26 July, and recitals with Sarah Connolly at this year’s Brighton, Buxton and Deal Festivals.
Please see below for pictures from the RPS Awards.