Adrian Horsewood passt so überhaupt nicht in das gängige Schema der üblichen, »graumelierten« Besetzung der Jesus-Rolle. Aber hört man diesen unglaublich jung wirkenden Briten, möchte man sich keinen anderen an seinem Platz vorgestellt haben.
Adrian Horsewood does not at all conform to the usual pattern of a traditional, “greying” portrayal of the role of Jesus; but when one hears this unbelievably young-looking Briton, one could not wish for anyone different in his place.
Bach, St John Passion – Badische Zeitung, Germany
After a choral scholarship at Cambridge, Adrian went on to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he received a Master’s in Historical Performance; he then studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.
Adrian is a member of the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and deputizes at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral. He also works with groups including the Academy of Ancient Music, the BBC Singers, the Brabant Ensemble, English Voices, Ex Cathedra, EXAUDI, London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, and Tenebrae.
He has performed in many prestigious venues and festivals across the world, including the Royal Albert Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Kings Place, the Royal Festival Hall, the Aldeburgh Festival, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Rheingau Festival in Germany, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Adrian is equally at home in recitals, and is a keen proponent of music of all ages and styles. He spent July 2011 at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, where he worked with composers Zad Moultaka and Roque Rivas on the performance of their works, and recently collaborated with recorder ensemble Consortium5 in the world premiere of Robert Fokkens’s Pentecost.
Adrian also has a great deal of stage experience, including opera performances in London, Rome, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Köln, and Lille. Particular highlights have included the theatre project ‘Ars moriendi’ in Switzerland, France, and Germany, and appearing as a soloist in the world premiere of Stockhausen’s opera Mittwoch aus Licht in 2012.
Adrian made his solo debut at the BBC Proms in 2013, as Ex Cathedra repeated its acclaimed performance of Welt-Parlament from Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht.
A list of some of Adrian’s recordings can be viewed here.