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Joshua Hopkins

, baritone

Winner of the 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the Verbier Festival Academy’s 2008 Prix d’Honneur, Joshua Hopkins has been hailed as “…an outstanding young baritone with a virile, vigorous yet velvety sound and an immediately evident dramatic authority.” The artist has been a prize winner at the ARD Musikwettbewerb, Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition, and the Julián Gayarre International Singing Competition. He is the recipient of prizes from the George London Foundation, the Sylva Gelber Foundation Award of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation.

Collaborations with many of the world’s most well-respected conductors have featured Joshua in performance with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Hans Graf, Bernard Labadie, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Trevor Pinnock, Lawrence Renes, Patrick Summers, and Pinchas Zukerman.

An alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Joshua’s numerous performances with the company have included Marcello in La bohème, The Pilot inThe Little Prince, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. As a reflection of his versatility on stage, his dynamic opera schedule has included performances of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Sid in Albert Herring at Santa Fe Opera, Ping in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Arizona Opera, Olivier in Capriccio at Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as Argante in Rinaldo and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia at Central City Opera.

Symphonic performances have brought Joshua tomany of the world’s great stages including Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Lincoln Center, and Roy Thomson Hall in performances with ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Profoundly committed to the art of song, Joshua has presented solo recitals inmany venues including Carnegie Hall with J.J. Penna,and with numerous presenters includingthe Santa Fe Concert Association with Jerad Mosbey and theAndré Turp Society of Montreal. He also has appeared with The Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto, with Lori Sims at the Gilmore Festival in Michigan, and under the auspices of the Vancouver Recital Society with Graham Johnson. He is proud to have given theworld premiere ofMichael Tilson Thomas’Rilke Songs at Zankel Hall in NewYork and to have joined Barbara Bonney for performances of songs by three generations of Mozart under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.


Let Beauty Awake
Joshua Hopkins
October, 2010