Mark Padmore

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Mark Padmore is a British tenor appearing in concerts, recitals, and opera.

Born in London 8 March 1961, and raised in Canterbury, Kent in England. Padmore studied clarinet and piano prior to his gaining a choral scholarship to King's College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1982 with an honours degree in music.

He was first recognised as a singer with potential by William Christie and Philippe Herreweghe, with whom he sang several pieces written by Bach. His operatic experience is well-rounded and extensive, performing roles in such operas as Don Giovanni, Jephtha, and Platée. He has performed at various festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The Grainger Edition, Volume 3: Works for Chorus and Orchestra Percy Grainger; City of London Sinfonia, Joyful Company of Singers, Richard Hickox, Mark Padmore, Stephen Varcoe, Penelope Thwaites 1
1998 "Mit Freund und Freud", Kantaten 8, 125, 138 J.S. Bach; Deborah York, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 2
1999 "Wir danken dir, Gott": Cantatas 29, 119 & 120 J.S. Bach; Deborah York, Ingeborg Danz, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
1999 Lutheran Masses, Volume 1 J. S. Bach; The Purcell Quartet, Susan Gritton, Robin Blaze, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey 1
1999 Weihnachtskantaten, BWV 122, 110, 57 J.S. Bach; Vasilijka Jezovek, Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, Peter Kooy, Collegium Vocale, Philippe Herreweghe 1
2000 Lutheran Masses, Volume 2 J. S. Bach; The Purcell Quartet, Nancy Argenta, Michael Chance, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey 1
2001 Johannes-Passion - St John Passion - Passion selon Saint Jean Johann Sebastian Bach; Sibylla Rubens, Andreas Scholl, Mark Padmore, Sebastian Noack, Michael Volle, Collegium Vocale Gent , Philippe Herreweghe 1
2006 Songs by Schubert's Friends and Contemporaries Susan Gritton, Ann Murray, Stella Doufexis, Mark Padmore, Gerald Finley, Graham Johnson 1
2008 On Wenlock Edge / Piano Quintet in C minor / Romance and Pastorale Ralph Vaughan Williams; Mark Padmore, Schubert Ensemble 1
2008 Britten Abroad Benjamin Britten; Susan Gritton, Mark Padmore, Susan Gritton 1
2009 Winterreise Franz Schubert; Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis 1
2012 Britten: Serenade for tenor horn and strings; Finzi: Dies Natalis Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi; Mark Padmore & Britten Sinfonia 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Dibdin: The Ephesian Matron; The Brickdust Man; The Grenadier Charles Dibdin; Yvonne Barclay, Susan Bisatt, Andrew Knight, Andrew Mayor, Bronwen Mills, Mark Padmore, Jane Streeton, Kevin West, Opera Restor'd,, Peter Holman 1

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