Lyric tenor Bo Wang graduated in 2011 gaining a distinction in his second Masters in solo performance and awarded The John Cameron Prize for Lieder at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was supported with a full scholarship from the ABRSM. Bo gained his first Masters degree in Musicology from Beijing Normal University and he won a gold medal at the Fifth Singapore International Music and Dance Competition 2007. Bo has also been given the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship Award 2016. Bo is an Iford Festival Young Artist 2018.
Aside from opera, Bo's performing experience includes the role of Mr. Bumble in the China premier of the musical Oliver. As a soloist in oratorio, Bo has performed in works including Handel’s Messiah, Joshua and Israel in Egypt, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Rossini’s Peite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, B.Chilcott’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, K.Jenkins’ The Armed Man (China premier), etc.
Bo has recently sung the tenor solo and made the premiere recording of John Rutter’s new song Farewell to Cambridge with King’s College Choir Cambridge.
John Rutter is an English composer and conductor, associated mainly with choral music and active internationally for many years. His larger choral works, Gloria, Requiem, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, The Gift of Life, and Visions, are widely performed around the world, and many of his shorter pieces such as The Lord bless you and keep you, For the beauty of the earth, Look at the world, and All things bright and beautiful have become ‘standards’. He has composed or arranged many Christmas carols. He established the Collegium record label in 1983 as a vehicle for recordings with his professional chamber choir the Cambridge Singers, and they have made over fifty recordings. He has enjoyed a long association with Clare College, Cambridge – first as student, then Director of Music, later as parent, and recording producer for their renowned choir.