cclaimed for the clarity and beauty of his singing and dynamic stage presence, British tenor Gwilym Bowen performs internationally with orchestras and ensembles of the highest
calibre. Recent highlights have included Bach in the San Francisco Bay Area with Philharmonia Baroque; a role debut as Flute in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream for Opéra de Lille; returning to BBC National Orchestra of Wales as Evangelist for Bach's St Matthew Passion; debuts with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Norske Blåseensemble; and returning to perform with Concerto Copenhagen and the Academy of Ancient Music.
ith repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary, with a specialist interest in Bach,
Monteverdi and Handel, his operatic highlights include his operatic highlights include Damon Acis and Galatea and multiple roles in both L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Il ritorno d’Ulisse with Academy of Ancient Music; Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Giove / Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria for The Grange Festival; Father in Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe with The Mozartists; Valletto L’incoronazione di Poppea for
Angers Nantes Opéra; Sylph Zaïs with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Concert engagements have included B Minor Mass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Christmas Oratorio across Australia with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Evangelist in the St John Passion with John Butt and BBC National Orchestra of Wales; the St Matthew Passion for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging; J. S. Bach Cantatas with Masaaki Suzuki at Lincoln Center; Messiah with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Hanover Band, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Monteverdi and Schütz with the Dunedin Consort; Das Lied von der Erde with the City of London Sinfonia; and Ernst Wilhelm Wolf's Passionsoratorium with Die Kölner Akademie.
His recordings include B Minor Mass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Hyperion), St John Passion with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging (All of Bach); Petrus Brockes Passion
with Academy ofAncient Music (AAM) and Concerto Copengagen (cpo); and the world premiere recording of Dussek's Messe solemnelle (AAM).
orn in Hereford, Gwilym was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with double-First class honours in Music, before studying at the Royal Academy of Music.
His current engagements include J. S. Bach Christmas Oratorio with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; the St John Passion with Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia; the St Matthew Passion with Music of the Baroque, Chicago; Britten War Requiem with Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano; Alexander’s Feast with La Scintilla; Jephtha with Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra; Messiah with Polyphony; La Resurrezzione with Concerto Copenhagen and Zelenka Te Deum with Les Ambassadeurs.