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Ivo Ivanov

Ivo Ivanov

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Joseph

Joseph Middleton is Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician-in-Residence at Pembroke College Cambridge and a Professor and Fellow at his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music.

In recent seasons he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Opera House and Royal Festival Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw, Köln Philharmonie, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Lille and Gothenburg Opera houses, Berlin Boulez Saal, Paris Musée d’Orsay, Zürich Tonhalle, deSingel Antwerp, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Bozar Brussels, Tokyo’s Oji Hall and New York’s Alice Tully Hall. He regularly appears at festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Hohenems, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Ravinia, Japan, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver as well as the BBC Proms.

Joseph enjoys partnerships with many internationally-established singers. In 2023/24 he returns to the Life Victoria Festival Barcelona, where he was last season’s Artist-in-Residence, with Miah Persson and Dame Sarah Connolly. Further appearances with Dame Sarah include performances in Seville, Amsterdam, and at the Wigmore Hall. He joins Sir Simon Keenlyside in Cambridge; Louise Alder in Vienna and London; Fatma Said in Vienna, Dortmund, Amsterdam, and at London’s Barbican Centre; Carolyn Sampson in Amsterdam, Zeist and London; and Katharina Konradi at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Vilabertran and at the Wigmore Hall where he also partners Iestyn Davies, Nicky Spence, Mary Bevan, James Newby, Ashley Riches, and Ruby Hughes.

His fast-growing discography on Harmonia Mundi, BIS, Chandos and Signum Records have won him a Diapason D’or, Edison Award, Prix Caecilia as well as numerous Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine Award nominations.

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Jan 2024
Wiener Konzerthaus
Works by Mozart, De Falla, Obradors, Serrano, Rahim, Hankash Fatma Said (soprano)
Jan 2024
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Works by Barber, Turnage, Chausson, Berg, Weill Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
Feb 2024
Wigmore Hall, London
Works by Schubert, Wolf, Liszt, Loewe, Saint-Saëns, Hahn, Debussy, Quilter, Britten, Barber, Bolcom, Weill Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)




  • Fatma Said & Joseph Middleton Recital

    Milton Court, Barbican Centre
    May 2024
    • Joseph Middleton, the perfect accompanist…played with panache…Middleton was equally unleashed, tumbling into the Spanish rhythms with loud panache, although still leaving the star room to shine.

    • with unfailingly sensitive support from the pianist Joseph Middleton… Falla’s Seven Popular Spanish Songs sounded wonderfully idiomatic: Middleton, hitting strings of fast repeated notes, made the piano ring almost like a guitar