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, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge,
Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager,
Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita
Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft,
Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel.
He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series, Decade by Decade – 100
years of German Song and Songlives broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete
lieder of Hugo Wolf). He has appeared throughout Europe (including London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican,
Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Opera House; 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 in New York both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall), Australia
(including the Sydney Opera House) and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich
and Salzburg Festivals.
Recording projects have included Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel (for
Deutsche Grammophon); Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside (for EMI) and Songs of War
which won a Grammy Award; recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (for Decca),
Magdalena Kozena (for DG), Della Jones (for Chandos), Susan Bullock (for Crear Classics), Solveig
Kringelborn (for NMA); Amanda Roocroft (for Onyx); the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom
Krause; the complete Britten Folk Songs for Hyperion; the complete Beethoven Folk Songs for Deutsche
Grammophon; the complete Poulenc songs for Signum; and Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert’s
Winterreise and Schwanengesang with Florian Boesch for Onyx; Heimliche Aufförderrung and Scene! with
Christiane Karg and Portraits with Dorothea Röschmann.
This season’s engagements include appearances with Elina Garanca, Thomas Oliemansm Christiane Karg,
Anna Netrebko, Samuel Hasselhorn, Christopher Maltman and Bryn Terfel at venues including Palau de la
Musica, Carnegie Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Musikverein and for the Oxford and
Leeds Lieder festivals, recitals at the Wigmore Hall with Dorothea Roschmann, Florian Boesch and Anne
Schwanewilms and a US tour with Simon Keenlyside.
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.
02-03 December 2019
Debussy & Poulenc