Mr Malcolm Martineau OBE

Honorary Fellow

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. 

Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Dorothea Röschmann, Dame Sarah Connolly, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Dame Ann Murray, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Sir Bryn Terfel.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival. He has appeared throughout Europe including London’s Wigmore Hall and the Barbican; La Scala, Milan; the Chatelet, Paris; the Liceu, Barcelona; Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein; North America including both New York’s Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls; Australia including the Sydney Opera House and at the Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

Recording projects have included the complete Beethoven Folk Songs and Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Sir Bryn Terfel; Schumann and Brahms Lieder with Elīna Garanča (DG); Schubert and Strauss recitals with Sir Simon Keenlyside plus the Grammy Award-winning Songs of War; recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu, Barbara Bonney, Magdalena Kozena, Della Jones, Susan Bullock, Solveig Kringelborn , Anne Schwanewilms, Dorothea Röschmann and Christiane Karg; the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Britten Folk Songs; the complete Poulenc songs and Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert with Florian Boesch, Reger with Sophie Bevan and the complete Mendelssohn songs.

He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival. He was made an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours.