Joshua Ellicott - tenor

Joshua Ellicott's sweet-toned, flexible yet powerful lyric tenor voice and versatile musicianship are apparent in the wide range of repertoire in which he excels, from song to opera to concert, and the list of conductors and ensembles with whom he works.

Described by the Wiener Zeitung as 'the magnificent tenor' for his performance with Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Purcell's Fairy Queen he has also been described by the New York Times as a "stand out in an excellent cast" for his portrayal of Andres in Wozzeck with the Philharmonia and Esa Pekka Salonen at the Lincoln Centre New York.

Joshua was born in Manchester and is a graduate of the University of York where he read music. From there he progressed to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied singing, aided by a full scholarship. A landmark in his developing career came in 2006 when he was the overall winner of the International Vocal Concours in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, as well as taking four of the remaining nine prizes for song, musical interpreation and opera.

Joshua's international career now sees him travel to the premier concert halls of the world with some of the finest artists of this generation.

Song is another important feature of Joshua's artistry. One of the greatest successes of recent years has been a programme devised around the First World War letters of Josh's Great Uncle Jack in which through his dramatic readings of letters and interspersed song, audiences have been left deeply moved. A particularly special performance took place at the Cologne Early Music Festival where some of the letters were translated into German and read by Joshua.

Recent highlights include the role of Tempo Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno in a new production at the Royal Danish Opera, the UK premiere of George Walker's Lilacs with the BBC Philharmonic under John Storgårds, the Evangelist in a staged production of Bach's St John Passion at Teatro Arriaga in Spain, a new work by Stuart MacRae and Britten's Canticle No. 5 at the Lammermuir Festival, Patrick Hawes' The Great War Symphony at Classic FM Live, Britten's Serenade with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Handel's Judas Maccabaeus for the second time with Capella Cracoviensis, Handel's Messiah with the New York Philharmonic, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Latvijas Koncerti.

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