“Tempos, balance and phrasing all convey the impression we are in the company of that rare beast, an instinctive Mozartian.”
OPERA

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One of the leading specialists in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries.

Ian Page is the founder, conductor and artistic director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists. With Classical Opera he has conducted acclaimed performances of most of Mozart’s operas, as well as the UK premières of Gluck’s La clemenza di Tito, Telemann’s Orpheus and Jommelli’s Il Vologeso. In 2009 he made his Royal Opera début conducting Arne’s Artaxerxes, and his studio recording of the work was released in 2011 on Linn Records. He also devised and conducted Classical Opera’s recordings ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’ and ‘Blessed Spirit – a Gluck retrospective’, both of which were selected for Gramophone magazine’s annual Critics’ Choice, and in 2012 he embarked on an ambitious recording series of the complete Mozart operas. Ian is also the driving force behind MOZART 250, a ground-breaking 27-year journey through Mozart’s life, works and influences,and in 2017 he launched The Mozartists to facilitate his ever-expanding concert work.

“Ian Page conducts an excellent orchestra with an ideal combination of elegant poise and mercurial sparkle.”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Schedule

“One of the most stylishly authoritative interpreters of Mozart working today.”
Opera

Mozart:
Bastien und Bastienne

18 September 2018
Wigmore Hall

1769:
A Year in Music

29 January 2019
Southbank Centre, London

Hasse:
Piramo e Tisbe

28 March 2019
Cadogan Hall, London

 

The New Album

UK Release: 4 May 2018.
A fascinating survey of the music that Mozart composed and heard in London during his childhood visit, including several works which have never previously been recorded.

“From the outset, Ian Page nurtures a performance that crackles,
beguiles and moves by turns exactly as Mozart’s opera requires.”
GRAMOPHONE

News & Views

New CD No.3 in the Classical Charts

Mozart in London, the new recording from Ian Page and The Mozartists has entered the Specialist Classical Charts straight in at No.3! “There are some real discoveries to be made here…Superb programme notes.” BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW - listen from 1'50...

Performance on the Andrew Marr Show

Ian Page and the Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann performed a stunning aria from Mozart's first full-length opera La finta semplice on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 6 May.  If you missed the show it is available to watch again on BBC iPlayer here. Ian Page...

Mozart in London on Record Review

Ian's new 2 CD set was released on 4 May and is already receiving rave reviews: "Ian Page’s musicians, the Mozartists, bounce along on their period instruments with an alert attack, succulent tones (woodwinds especially) and no signs of panting or strain....

MOZART 250

An epic 27-year-project that explores Mozart’s life, works and influences in chronological sequence 250 years on.

“Among the most audacious classical music scheduling ever.”
THE OBSERVER