IESTYN DAVIES MBE
PROM 2: July 18
Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers, celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship. Critical recognition of Iestyn’s work can be seen in two Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, a RPS Award for Young Singer of the Year and the Critics Circle Award. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to music. An esteemed Handelian, he has astounded audiences globally with his vocal agility in roles such as Orlando, Rinaldo, Giulio Cesar, Ottone/Agrippina and David/Saul. His considered interpretations have led to fruitful collaborations with Thomas Adès, George Benjamin and Nico Muhly. Iestyn recently made his Broadway debut in a revival of his West-End theatre project, Farinelli and the King, with Mark Rylance, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination.