The countertenor Tim Mead was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, where he received his first musical training, later studying singing with Charles Brett. He continued his studies and won several scholarships to the Royal College of Music in London. The young countertenor is concentrating mainly on opera, singing in works ranging from Claudio Monteverdi to world premieres of contemporary works. His most recent operatic engagements include the title roles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Siroe under Andreas Spering and Ezio for the London Handel Festival. In sacred vocal music, his repertoire includes works by Bach, Telemann and Handel. Tim Mead has been invited to perform the title role in Admeto at the Handel Festival in Göttingen in 2009.