Recognized as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, Malcolm Martineau has
worked with many of the world's greatest singers, including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet
Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della
Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman,
Karita Mattila, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Michael
Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker, and Sir Bryn Terfel.
Mr. Martineau has presented his own series at Wigmore Hall and at the Edinburgh
International Festival. He has appeared in prestigious venues throughout Europe, including
London's Wigmore Hall and the Barbican; La Scala in Milan; Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris;
Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; Berlin's Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw; and Vienna's Konzerthaus and Musikverein. He has also performed in New
York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall; at the Sydney Opera House in Australia; and at
the Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Salzburg festivals.
Recording projects have included the complete Beethoven folk songs and Schubert, Schumann,
and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel; Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon
Keenlyside, as well as the Grammy-winning Songs of War; recital recordings with
Angela Gheorghiu, Barbara Bonney, Magdalena Kožená, 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, the complete Britten song cycles, as well as Schubert with Florian Boesch;
Reger with Sophie Bevan; and the complete Mendelssohn songs.
Born in Edinburgh, Mr. Martineau studied at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and the
Royal College of Music. He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy
of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed an international fellow of accompaniment in 2009.
Mr. Martineau was the artistic director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder festival. He was appointed
Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours 2016.