This month sees the release of Gramophone Award winners Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson, and RPS Young Artist of the Year, Joseph Middleton’s new disc: Lost Is My Quiet, comprising of duets and solos by Purcell, Schumann, Quilter and Mendelssohn on BIS Records. The CD was launched last week with the trio performing live at the 2017 Gramophone Awards. The ceremony was streamed live on the Gramophone website, medici.tv and via Classic FM’s Facebook page. You can watch the ceremony again for 90 days here.
The disc has already received a five-star review in The Guardian stating that “Carolyn Sampson’s soprano sparkles and Iestyn Davies’s countertenor glides through the air in this compilation, individually and in duet. They sing together with an enjoyment of the music’s ebb and flow that is clearly shared by their pianist, Joseph Middleton.” The trio will perform together later this season at the Wiener Konzerthaus (6 June 2018) and London’s Wigmore Hall.