PROM 15: July 31
Born in Istanbul and raised in Vienna, tenor Ilker Arcayürek has emerged as one of the most exciting and versatile vocal artists in recent years – hailed by the press for his ‘golden tenor’ (Opera Now Magazine) and quickly establishing himself ‘in a class of his own’ (The Guardian). He is a winner of the International Art Song Competition of Germany’s Hugo Wolf Academy, a finalist of the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. He was also selected to perform at Ronaldo Vilazon’s ‘Stars of tomorrow’ for ARTE. In 2017 Champs Hill Records released his first solo album ‘Der Einsame’, featuring Schubert songs and accompanied by Simon Lepper, to great critical acclaim.