Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau is recognized as one of the leading accompanists of his generation. Among the singers he has partnered in live and recorded recitals have been Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kožená, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Joan Rodgers, Michael Schade, Bryn Terfel, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frederica von Stade, and Sarah Walker. Martineau has presented his own series at London’s Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and “Decade by Decade – 100 Years of German Song,” broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf). Martineau has appeared in virtually every major European concert venue, from London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Royal Opera House to La Scala, Paris’s Châtelet, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein. He has also appeared throughout North America (including, in New York, both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall), Australia (including the Sydney Opera House), and at the Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg festivals. Among Martineau’s recording projects have been Schubert, Schumann, and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel; Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside, Angela Gheorghiu, Barbara Bonney, Magdalena Kožená, Della Jones, Susan Bullock, Solveig Kringelborn, and Amanda Roocroft; Britten song cycles as well as Schubert’s Winterreise with Florian Boesch; the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Poulenc songs; and the complete folk songs of Beethoven and Britten. This season’s engagements include appearances with Simon Keenlyside, Magdalena Kožená, Dorothea Röschmann, Susan Graham, Christopher Maltman, Thomas Oliemanns, Kate Royal, Christiane Karg, Iestyn Davies, Florian Boesch, and Anne Schwanewilms. Martineau, an alumnus of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004 and was appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment there in 2009.
Last updated: December 2, 2018
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