Joshua Ellicott represents an extraordinary
talent, effortlessly crossing genre from Song to Opera to Concert
repertoire with his sweet-toned, flexible yet powerful, lyric tenor
voice. His versatile musicianship is apparent in the wide range of
repertoire in which he excels and the comprehensive list of
conductors and ensembles with whom he works.
Joshua was born in Manchester and is a
graduate of the University of York where he read music. From there
he progressed to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London
where he studied singing, aided by a full scholarship. A landmark in
his developing career came in 2006 when he was the overall winner of
the International Vocal Concours in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The
Netherlands, as well as taking four of the remaining nine prizes for
song, musical interpretation and opera.
Described by the Wiener Zeitung as ‘the
magnificent tenor’ for his performance with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
in Purcell’s Fairy Queen he has also been described by
the New York Times as a “stand out in an excellent cast” for his
portrayal of Andres in Wozzeck with the Philharmonia and
Esa Pekka Salonen at the Lincoln Centre New York.
Joshua’s international career now sees
him travel to the premier concert halls of the world with some of
the finest artists of this generation.