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Alexander Simpson | Countertenor

Singer in London, United Kingdom

Alexander Simpson | Countertenor

Singer in London, United Kingdom

Alexander Simpson is a countertenor and holds a full postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where he studies with Michael Chance and Ian Partridge.

Alexander is an avid interpreter of J.S. Bach and is a soloist and chorus member of the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach series. He has worked with leading harpsichordists and violinists including Terence Charlston, Margaret Faultless and Rachel Podger and has performed as soloist in the St John and St Matthew Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, the Easter Oratorio, the Ascension Oratorio and many cantatas, including most recently Vergnügte ruh. He also reached the semi-finals of the London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize in 2015. On the concert platform Alexander has performed at such concert venues as the Cadogan Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.

As well as the staple countertenor repertoire, Alexander has performed music by Berlioz, Gounod and Delibes and is keen to promote Mozart‘s early operas. He is currently working toward a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. He has been a recitalist in various venues including St George’s Hanover Square with Opera Lyrica, the Old Divinity School in Cambridge and at the Guild of Fishmongers.

Recent operatic roles include Juno in Handel’s Semele (Cambridge University Opera Society) and for the Academy’s Vocal Faculty opera scenes he performed Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo and the Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. In addition he is covering a role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Royal Academy Opera).

Previously he read Music at St John’s College, Cambridge. Here he was a choral scholar under Andrew Nethsingha, where he featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 3. He was also a member of the Gentlemen of St John’s and features prominently as a soloist on their latest CD, Indulgence.

Alexander is the extremely grateful recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship as well as a Steel Trust Award.



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    • Royal Academy of Music