Jon Stainsby is a lyric baritone establishing a varied career in opera, oratorio and recital. A graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he has appeared as a Young Artist with De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Garsington Opera, Longborough Festival Opera, and the Britten Pears Programme at Aldeburgh. He has been acclaimed in Opera magazine for his 'outstandingly alert responses to text, music and stage partners' and in Opera Now for possessing 'a voice as commanding as his stature.'full biography »
I am thrilled to have been awarded the David Gosman Award following my performance in the final of Southbank Sinfonia's Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award.
I recently performed in Tom Phillips's opera Irma at the South London Gallery with Apartment House under the direction of Netia Jones and Anton Lukoszevieze. This project received significant attention in the national press, and both performances were sold out.
The shortlist for the 2017 Gramophone Awards includes a nomination for the recording of Lennox Berkeley's Stabat Mater by the Marian Consort and the Berkeley Ensemble, on which I appear as a soloist.