Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
James Newby
BBT Award 2022

James Newby - Biography

British baritone James Newby (29) studies with Robert Dean and is currently living in Germany as an Ensemble member of Staatsoper Hannover.  A former BBC New Generation Artist (2018-21), he is now an ECHO Rising Star with appearances at major concert halls throughout Europe in the 2022/23 season.

As a recitalist he regularly appears at Wigmore Hall, Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals and on the BBC. Operatic engagements include La Monnaie Brussels, Nevill Holt Opera and Glyndebourne and recent and upcoming recital highlights include performances with Arcangelo and Britten Sinfonia.

On the concert platform he has sung with the BBC Symphony, Gabrieli Consort, La Nuova Musica, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

His debut solo album Wonder as I Wander (BIS) with pianist Joseph Middleton met with worldwide acclaim.

His BBT Award joins his 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Trinity Gold Medal (2017), Glyndebourne’s John Christie Award (2017).  He was a Rising Star for Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s 2017-2019 scheme.

Photographs by Gerard Collett