Joseph Middleton specialises in lieder accompaniment and chamber music. He has won great renown in this field, becoming the first accompanist to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, in 2017. Described in the BBC Music Magazine
as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and lieder’, he has performed and recorded with the world’s leading singers. Joseph Middleton is Director of Leeds Lieder and a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London; he holds the post of Musician in Residence at Pembroke College in Cambridge, where he organises series of song recitals, while also directing the Pembroke Lieder Scheme. He is a frequent guest in the world’s leading music venues, where he appears with internationally renowned singers, and already has an extensive, award-winning discography to his name. This season’s highlights include a series of concerts for BBC Radio 3 at the Belfast International Festival and his return to Wigmore Hall in London. He will appear with Carolyn Sampson at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and will also perform in Barcelona, in Frankfurt, and in Japan. His other engagements include recitals with Angelika Kirchschlager, Sir Thomas Allen, Christiane Karg, Miah Persson, Mary Bevan, and Christopher Maltman.