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Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone

Marcus graduated with a first class honours degree from Manchester University. He studied singing at, and is an Associate of, The Royal Academy of Music, London and is the founder and artistic director of the Southwell Music Festival.

Marcus was awarded first prize in the 2009 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Song Prize at the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Competition. In the forthcoming seasons Marcus will appear at Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson and James Bailleau, and at Musee d’Orsay, Paris with ‘Songsmiths’.

Recent recital highlights include debuts at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and La Monnaie, Brussels with Mark Padmore and Julius Drake; a UK tour of Schubert Winterreise with James Baillieu; Salute to Venice with Graham Johnson for Leeds Lieder, and a recital for Opera de Lille with Simon Lepper, while appearances at Wigmore Hall include the Britten Festival with Malcolm Martineau and Julius Drake and concerts with the Myrthen Ensemble and Joseph Middleton and with the Carducci Quartet.

Concert plans this season and beyond include Orff Carmina Burana with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Hereford Cathedral; Berlioz L’enfance du Christ with the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Bach St Matthew and St John Passions (bass arias) on a European tour with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh.

August 2016

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