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.
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.
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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.)
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