Ian Bostridge’s professional career as a recital performer has taken him to the most prominent concert halls in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. His future performances include a series of recitals and lectures for the University of Chicago and performances of works such as Britten's War Requiem, with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano; the St. Matthew Passion with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Philippe Jordan, at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Bajazet (o Tamerlane) in a concert for the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra; Winterreise (Winter Journey), with conductor Sir Antonio Pappano at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, and performances with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, who has created a cycle of compositions for Ian entitled The Folly of Desire.
His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. He was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year's Honours. In 2016 he was awarded The Roger Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his latest book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. Winterreise, by Schubert, for Pentatone, with Thomas Adès, earned him the Recording of the Year 2020 Recording in the Vocal Music category at the International Classical Music Awards pageant. He was also named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on the 2004 New Year's Honors List. In 2016, he was recognized with the The Roger Roger Duff Cooper Prize, in the category of no -fiction, for his latest book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.