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
“One of the most stylishly authoritative interpreters of Mozart working today.”
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.
News & Views
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...
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...
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....