Michael Chance

In opera, oratorio, recital and recording, Michael Chance has been singing to worldwide acclaim for thirty years. His success has helped spread the appeal of counter-tenors, and foster the explosion of interest in baroque music. In addition, he has sung the first performances of a large body of new work by living composers. He cherishes long-standing partnerships with many ensembles and performers, including the viol consort Fretwork, English Baroque Soloists and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestra of the 18th Century and Frans Brüggen, The English Concert, Freiburger Barockorchester, Galatea, the harpsichordists Maggie Cole and Trevor Pinnock, lutenists Nigel North, Paul Beier, and David Miller, the accompanists Julius Drake and Roger Vignoles, and many singers, conductors, and composers. He teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague. He received the CBE in 2009.