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William Berger

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the best of our younger baritones,” William Berger is distinguished by his rich vocal timbre and charismatic stage presence. A compelling interpreter of song, Berger is equally at home on the operatic stage and has performed at renowned festivals, opera houses and concert halls including the English National Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Opera Vlaanderen, Opéra de Toulon, and the Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh International Festivals.

A gifted recitalist and recording artist, Berger’s 2016 CD, Duet (Delphian), revives the musically rich tradition of duet singing that reached its zenith in the Victorian age with works by Schumann, Mendelssohn and Cornelius. In this recording (“Editor’s Choice”, “a small miracle to be cherished, BBC Music Magazine) Berger is joined by soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Iain Burnside. His debut solo album Insomnia: A Nocturnal Voyage In Song was included in The Guardian’s "Top Ten Classical CDs of the Year 2012", followed by the release of Hommage à Trois, praised as “one of the most delightful recital discs of the past year” by International Record Review 2013.

Berger has collected a multitude of prizes and awards, including the 2010 Ernst Haefliger Competition, the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers, the Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship, the Musicians Benevolent Fund Grant and the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Award. He is a graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and a former member of the Young Singers Programme at English National Opera.

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