Welsh tenor Malcolm Bennett was born into a musical family and began his career as a chorister at Brecon Cathedral.
He initially trained as a clarinettist at Trinity College of Music, but during this time became more interested in singing, and began studies with Mark Wildman at the Royal Academy of Music and Brian Parsons at the Guildhall School of Music.
In 1999, Malcolm took the decision to embark on a career as a fulltime professional singer; he regularly works with may of the world’s leading vocal ensembles including Collegium Vocale Ghent, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, Cappella Nova, The Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars and European Voices. Malcolm regularly takes part in the Festival de Saintes (France), the L’Accademia della Crete Senesi (Italy) and the Bach Academy (Collegium Vocale, Ghent).
He has been involved in numerous recording projects; notably the complete Bach cantata recordings with Ton Koopman and The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus and Bach cantata recordings with Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Ghent. He recently appeared on The Dunedin Consort’s recording of Messiah and Cappella Nova’s recording of works by James MacMillan.
As a soloist, he has sung the entire major Oratorio repertoire of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn, and also taken part in the premieres of works by lesser known composers. Future engagements as a soloist include Haydn’s Creation, Monteverdi Vespers, Handel Messiah, Bach St John Passion and St Matthew Passion and performances of Handel opera arias with Margaret Faultless and Devon Baroque.