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William Purefoy

About this Artist

With an established reputation in the UK, including performances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Hanover Band, English Concert and The Sixteen, WILLIAM PUREFOY is also frequently to be seen internationally with concerts, recitals and operatic appearances in New Zealand, America, France, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2008.

A graduate of Magdalen College Oxford and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and a winner of the NFMS Young Concert Artists Award.

His many recordings to date have included Pärt Stabat Mater (Theatre of Voices/Harmonia Mundi), Buxtehude Scandinavian Cantatas (Theatre of Voices/Da Capo), Vaughan-Williams Mass in G Minor (Hickox/Chandos), Boyce’s Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day and David's Lamentation Over Saul and Jonathan (Hanover Band/ASV Gaudeamus), Rosie Blood (John Harle Terror and Magnificence/Decca Argo) and the role of SPIRIT Dido and Aeneas (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Chandos). He was featured in the television series In Search of Shakespeare and the film Young Victoria and has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican and Purcell Room as well as in Innsbruck and Graz.