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Associate of the Royal Academy of Music

23 Mar 2015

Marcus is delighted to have been appointed as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. The award is made to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession. You can read the full 2015 RAM Honours List here.


Southwell Music Festival Video

26 Sep 2014

The inaugural Southwell Music Festival which took place in August was a huge success. Click here to see Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth doing his other job! 


New recording of songs by Martin Bussey

02 Sep 2014

Following on from the critical success of his recording of Gerald Finzi's By Footpath and Stile (Resonus RES10109), baritone Marcus Farnsworth here makes his solo album debut for Resonus.

Presenting an instantly striking and diverse collection of world premiere recordings of song by the contemporary composer Martin Bussey, Farnsworth is joined by the renowned young pianist James Baillieu for the A.E. Housman cycle Blue Remembered Hills (with texts from A Shropshire Lad), the Two Hardy Songs, and the evocative and charaterful Garden Songs. Also included are the substantial song cycle for voice and small ensemble Through a Glass, Darkly - directed by the acclaimed conductor Thomas Kemp - and the beautiful stand-alone song for baritone and violin, The Windhover.

For more information and to purchase the recording please click here.

Southwell Music Festival Film

05 Mar 2014

The inaugural Southwell Music Festival takes place between the 22nd and 25th August this year. Click here to see a short film about the Festival. 



04 Mar 2014

The website has a new Discography section. To view a complete catalogue of Marcus' recording please click here.


Schubert Recording

31 Oct 2013

Marcus appears on the Oxford Lieder disc "Schubert Year by Year". You can hear a track from the disc by clicking here.


Sinfini Music Feature

17 Oct 2013

Marcus is the subject of the most recent "Pieces of Me" feature by Sinfini Music. Read the full article here.


Myrthen Ensemble Website Launched

15 Jan 2013

The Myrthen Ensemble (of which Marcus is a member) have a snazzy new website. Check out:


New Finzi Recording

22 May 2012

Resonus Classics have just released a new recording by the Finzi Quartet. This includes "By Footpath and Stile" for Baritone and String Quartet, featuring Marcus Farnsworth. Resonus are a relatively new "download only" label, and you can buy the recording from their website in a number of different formats:

Manchester University Alumni Profile

02 Aug 2011

Marcus was interviewed for the University of Manchester's Alumni Profile website.

Read the full article here: