Marcus Farnsworth was first prize winner in the 2009 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He studied at and is an associate of The Royal Academy of Music, London. He has given recitals at venues including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Opéra de Lille and La Monnaie, Brussels as well as the Australian Chamber Music Festival and regularly appears at Wigmore Hall, working with pianists including Simon Lepper, Graham Johnson, James Baillieu, Malcolm Martineau and Julius Drake as well as appearances with the Myrthen Ensemble. He sings with leading modern and period orchestras in Britain and abroad in works including Bach’s Passions, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ; Britten’s War Requiem, Tavener’s Flood of Beauty and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. Opera rôles include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and English Clerk (Death in Venice) (ENO), Sid (Albert Herring) (BBC SO), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) (Early Opera Company) and Eddy in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek (Music Theatre Wales.) Marcus Farnsworth is the founder and artistic director of the Southwell Music Festival.