John Mark Ainsley

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John Mark Ainsley (born July 9, 1963 in Crewe , Cheshire , England ) is an English opera singer ( lyric tenor ).


John Mark Ainsley began his musical education in Oxford . He was then trained by Diane Forlano . In 1990 he made his American debut with concerts in New York and Boston and in 1992 in Germany with the Berliner Philharmoniker . He made his first appearance in Austria in 1993 at the Wiener Musikverein with the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion under the direction of Peter Schreier . The role of the evangelist in Bach's Passions became an important part of his repertoire. Ainsley is also known as an interpreter of German songs.

In the further course of his career there followed roles at the Berlin Philharmonic , the Vienna Philharmonic , the London Symphony and the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur , to name just a few important stations. His discography already includes more than 100 recordings.

In 2007 he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award.

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