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Biography

David Wilson-Johnson (Don Inigo Gomez) was born in Northampton, England, studied modern languages at Saint Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Recent and future highlights include Elijah in Strasbourg, Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the Philadelphia Orchestra and La damnation de Faust with the Chicago Symphony, both with Charles Dutoit, The Creation with the New Japan Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Haydn’s L’lsola Disabitata at the lttingen Whitsun Festival, Peter Grimes at the Teatro Regio Turin, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Maxwell Davies’s Taverner with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Handel’s Athalia with the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with The Sixteen in Paris, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the King’s Consort, and Stravinsky’s Threni and Tavener’s The Whale with the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms. David Wilson-Johnson’s discography includes woks of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ravel, Frank Martin’s Jedermann Monologues, Schubert’s Winterreise, and songs by Finzi and Quilter on GMN. He taught for twenty-one years at the Summer School Ferrandou in the Dordogne. He now teaches at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory and lives between houses in Amsterdam, London, and France. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

(May 2015)