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General management with Askonas Holt

 Partner Manager: Sarah Bruce (Trio Balthasar)

About Iain

Thanks to prolific careers both as pianist and award-winning broadcaster, Iain is one of the UK’s best-known musicians.

Iain has worked with a huge number of international singers, notably Dame Margaret Price, Rosa Feola, Ailish Tynan, Joyce DiDonato, Laurence Brownlee, Roderick Williams, and Bryn Terfel, among many others. He has recorded more than 60 CDs, often created around neglected composers, where his curatorial skills are displayed to the full. He is a great champion of young singers, playing a crucial role in introducing them to a wider audience. This year he has taken on an additional role, as founding member of Trio Balthasar, alongside violinist Michael Foyle and cellist Tim Hugh.

Innovative programme planning has led Iain to expand his concert work into a hybrid form of music theatre, creating staged work around Brahms (Shining Armour), Wagner (The View from the Villa) and Gurney (A Soldier and a Maker). He has broadcast extensively on both radio and TV, notably as host of BBC R3’s acclaimed Voices series. In addition to a long association with London’s Guildhall School, Iain is Visiting International Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. He is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera, Surrey.

Future projects include a Rachmaninov Song Series at Wigmore Hall, a Wigmore recital with Roderick Williams which will be broadcast live as part of BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert Series, a recital in Zurich with Rosa Feola and concerts with Trio Balthasar in Italy and Belgium.

Listen to a selection of Iain’s collaborations below or click here to listen on Spotify.

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23/24 Season Highlights

Dec 2023
Wigmore Hall, London
Recital with Roderick Williams broadcast as part of BBC R3 Live Lunchtime series
Jan 2024
Wigmore Hall, London
Second recital in the Rachmaninov Song Series where singers and a violinist join in this continuing survey of Rachmaninov’s musical world. Kristina Mkhitaryan soprano; Andrey Zhilikhovsky baritone; Michael Foyle violin; Iain Burnside piano
Mar 2024
Opernhaus Zürich
Recital with Rosa Feola at Opernhaus Zürich