guy cutting

tenor

biography

British tenor Guy Cutting was a chorister and later a choral scholar at New College, Oxford where he gained a first-class degree in Music. In 2013 he became the inaugural recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ Jeffrey Thomas Award and is currently a Rising Star of the Enlightenment.

His engagements have included appearances with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Purcell and Bach Cantatas with John Butt, Schütz with Robert Howarth, Purcell with Laurence Cummings and Bach with Steven Devine); The Academy of Ancient Music / Edward Higginbottom (Tenor Arias St Matthew Passion); Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner (Handel); Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe (Bach, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Victoria); The Gabrieli Consort/ Paul McCreesh (A Venetian Coronation, St John Passion); A Nocte Temporis / Reinoud van Mechelen (Clerambault); the Choir of New College, Oxford / Robert Quinney (Evangelist St John Passion); Ludus Baroque / Richard Neville-Towle (Bach Christmas Oratorio); Le Concert Lorrain / Marcus Creed (Bach Cantatas);  Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht / Johannes Leertouwer (Evangelist St. Matthew Passion); De Nederlandse Bachvereniging /Jos van Veldhoven (Tenor Arias St John Passion); Swedish Baroque Orchestra / Mats Nilsson (Bach B Minor Mass); Real Filharmonia de Galicia / Robert Howarth (Messiah);  the American Bach Soloists / Jeffrey Thomas (Bach Magnificat and Evangelist St Matthew Passion); Ensemble Cantatio / John Duxbury (Purcell The Tempest), Instruments of Time and Truth / Edward Higginbottom (Mozart Arias) and the Monteverdi Choir / Gardiner (Handel). His repertoire includes the Mozart Requiem, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and St Nicholas.

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Guy recently filmed Schubert with Kristian Bezuidenhout for OAEPlayer and  with pianist Hannah Ely Guy has given recitals of Gurney and Butterworth at the Oundle International Music Festival and Britten and Finzi at the Clifton International Festival of Music. He has performed Purcell Songs with Hirono Tozaki, harpsichord, in Shizuoka, Japan and Purcell, Lawes and Blow with Aileen Henry, baroque harp, at The Music Room, Mayfair. Guy is a member of Damask Vocal Quartet performing the 19th and 20th century chamber repertoire as well as commissioning new works for vocal quartet.

He has recorded Scarlatti and Handel on the Avie label, Charpentier, Couperin, Blow and Mozart for Novum and Gabriel Jackson Passion for Delphian.

July 2021

Guy Cutting is represented for General Management. For all enquiries please contact Caroline Phillips cphillips@caroline-phillips.co.uk

reviews

Bach – St Matthew Passion – Amici Voices

Guy Cutting made a very strong impression in his aria in Part Two, singing with controlled intensity and a great sense of the text.

Planet Hugill, 4 April 2021

Bach – St John Passion – Oxford Bach Soloists

In ‘Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken’ (Ponder well how his back bloodstained), Guy Cutting’s lovely, expressive tenor was complemented by the winding triplets of the two violins, which seemed to embody both the wringing of hands and heart and the patterns of blood on Christ’s body.

Opera Today, 2 April 2021

Brahms – O Schöne Nacht – Damask Vocal Quartet CD

Guy Cutting’s flexible and lustrous tenor voice

Coco de Classica, 29 May 2019

Monteverdi Madrigals – Collegium Vocale Gent

… the two tenors were cleverly interwoven. Guy Cutting, with his warm timbre, which was relatively dark for a high male voice, took over the upper voice, while Tore Denys sang the second tenor voice with its lighter tone … The brilliant moments of the concert included, for example, the beautifully designed parallel coloratura of Hymas and Cutting in Qui rise, o Torsi.

Südwest Presse, 14 May 2019 (trans.)

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Gabriel Jackson Passion – Delphian CD

Guy Cutting sings all this intense music with terrific commitment and emotional engagement…His voice is ideal for the music, not least on account of his great clarity of tone and diction, and he communicates vividly with the listener.

MusicWeb – International, March 2019

Bach St Matthew Passion – American Bach Soloists

Guy Cutting was superb as the Evangelista.

Berkeley Daily Planet, 24 March 2019

Among them was the stunning British tenor Guy Cutting, winner of the very first Jeffrey Thomas Award, in 2014. As the Evangelist, he was not only the lead character in the Passion proceedings but also the absolute gem of this performance …

Cutting’s subtle delivery and clear diction were a joy and a delight, and his Evangelist expressed a perfect combination of detachment as narrator and involvement with (especially) veteran William Sharp’s profound and sincere Christus.

San Francisco Classical Voice, 26 March 2019

 

Bach St John Passion – Jesus College Cambridge

tenor Guy Cutting’s interventions were so fierily dramatic that they lifted things onto an altogether higher plane.’

The Independent, 21 March 2018

 

Britten & Finzi Winter Words – New College, Oxford

Cutting sings with such crisp and enticing tones

Daily Info, 18 March 2016

 

Bach St John Passion – Cantemus Chamber Choir at RWCMD

Guy Cutting sang with remarkable vocal elasticity…. As Evangelist, Cutting’s performance was strong and sustained, and must be commended for his exceptional depth of feeling…

Seen and Heard International, 22 March 2015

 

Bach – American Bach Soloists – San Francisco

The high point came in the final chorus, which opened with a lustrous trio for Rottsolk, Jurenas, and tenor Guy Cutting, the latter making a sturdy ABS debut as the inaugural winner of the Jeffrey Thomas Award. Their voices blended in musical accord and textual contrast.

San Francisco Classical Voice, 26 January 2014

news

In Tune with Steven Devine

Conductor and harpsichordist Steven Devine joins host Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on July 5 talking about his varied career. He appears with The Mozartists at Cadogan Hall, London on July 8 playing CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor and will be joined...

CPM tenors in Oxford Virtual Easter Festival

Tenors Guy Cutting and Bradley Smith appear in the Oxford Bach Soloists Virtual Easter Festival conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies. Filmed in stunning Oxford venues Bradley and Guy share the tenor arias in the St John Passion with Guy also singing tenor solos in the Bach...

Guy Cutting and Bach on Podium 19

Tenor Guy Cutting appears with Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe on the new Belgian arts streaming platform Podium 19. The concert from De Singel, Antwerp includes Bach Cantatas 127, 138 and 161 and is available from 17:00 CET on January 31.

Guy Cutting and Temple Music at Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDGFRPDVNK4&feature=youtu.be Tenor Guy Cutting sings Britten: The Choirmaster's Burial from Winter Words with Hannah Ely, piano

Guy Cutting on award-winning disc

Guy Cutting is tenor soloist on Gabriel Jackson The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Choral category winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020. He is joined on he recording by Emma Tring (soprano), the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and Oxford Contemporary...

Guy Cutting on award-nominated disc

Tenor Guy Cutting features on the recording of Gabriel Jackson's  The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ which has been nominated in the Choral category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020. Guy is joined on the disc by soprano Emma Tring, the Choir of Merton College,...

Guy Cutting in Europe and Far East

Tenor Guy Cutting will be touring with Collegium Vocale, Gent and Philippe Herreweghe for performances of the Monteverdi Vespers 1610. He appears in Paris on  December 2;  Dortmund - December 3; Shanghai -December 6 and in Tongyeong, South Korea on December 7. Full...

Guy Cutting – Rising Star of the Enlightenment

Tenor Guy Cutting has been announced as one of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment's Rising Stars. He will appear with the group as part of their "Bach, the Universe and Everything" Cantatas series on October 12 in Bristol and October 13 at Kings Place,...

Guy Cutting with the OAE

Tenor Guy Cutting joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a programme of Purcell Odes at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci on June 8 with Laurence Cummings conducting.

Guy Cutting sings Monteverdi with Herreweghe

Guy Cutting joins Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe for the first time touring a programme devised from Monteverdi's Eighth book of madrigals, Un giro de begl'occhi, with performances on May 3 - Amsterdam; 4 - Aranjuez; 5 - Udeba; 7 - Luxemburg; 8 - Gent;...