James Platt International Soloist
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British bass James Platt was educated at Chetham’s School of Music and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
A member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 2014-2016 his roles in the house included Gremin Eugene Onegin, Caronte Orfeo, Dr Grenvil La traviata, Frontier Guard Boris Godunov and Blansac in Rossini’s La scala di seta. In the 2021/22 season he returns to the Royal Opera as Sarastro Die Zauberflöte.
Concert appearances include Bach’s Weihnachts-oratorium on tour with Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski, Shostakovich’s Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin with the Hallé Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the Bach Choir/David Hill, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Royal Northern Sinfonia/Lars Vogt, Handel’s Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra/Christian Curnyn, Verdi’s Requiem with the Orchestre National de Lyon/Leonard Slatkin, Dvorak’s Requiem with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jiri Belohlavek, Polyphemus Acis & Galatea with La Nuova Musica/David Bates Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the BBC Proms with the BBC Singers/David Hill and Nino’s Ghost in Rossini’s Semiramide also at the BBC Proms with the OAE/Sir Mark Elder.
He was both a finalist in the GSMD’s Gold Medal Competition and was awarded the Silver Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He has also been the recipient of a Richard Van Allen Award and an Independent Opera Scholarship. James has studied with Brindley Sherratt and Sir John Tomlinson and, as a Samling Scholar, he has worked with Malcolm Martineau, Stephen King and Sir Thomas Allen. James continues his studies with Janice Chapman.
Recordings include Shostakovich’s Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin (Hallé Live), Arthur Bliss’ Mary of Magdala with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis (Chandos), Don Pasquale (Opus Arte DVD), Fata Morgana, an album of songs by Pavel Haas with pianist Lada Valasova and Messiah (Resonus) and Semiramide (Opera Rara).
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