Praised as having 'one of the most glorious counter-tenor voices in the world today' by The Independent, Iestyn Davies confirmed his status as one of the world’s rising stars of the international music scene in winning the Young Artist prize at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, 2010.
After graduating in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge, Iestyn Davies studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. A versatile countertenor equally at home on both the opera and concert stage, Iestyn Davies has performed at the Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, and the BBC Proms.
He sung the roles of Ottone in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea for both the Zürich Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Apollo in Britten's Death in Venice for English National Opera and Creonte in Steffani’s Niobe for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He debuted at the Opéra Comique and the Munich and Vienna Festivals in George Benjamin's Written on Skin.
Iestyn Davies is the recipient of the 2012 and 2014 Gramophone Recital Awards and the 2013 Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent.