Mark Padmore and Jonathan Biss
Mark Padmore, tenor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Known for his work in song and oratorio, the English tenor, Mark Padmore sings with clarity, authority and penetrating dramatic intensity.
Having developed a flourishing career in opera, concert and recital Padmore is paired at The Clarice with Jonathan Biss. The young pianist asserts that his concert debut occurred pre-natally under the direction of the late Lorin Maazel thanks to his violinist mother, but it is his post-natal performances on the piano that have attracted attention for their artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations.
- Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 24
- Schumann: Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op. 90
- Tippett: Boyhood’s End
- Fauré: La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61
Funded in part by a generous gift from Michael and Sandra Twigg.
Review by The Washington Post
Mark Padmore has an unconventional voice, but the British tenor knows how to use it to the best effect. This he demonstrated once again in a recital heard Friday night at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland, performed with American pianist Jonathan Biss as collaborating artist.
— CHARLES T. DOWNEY, The Washington Post, October 12, 2014