The American tenor Jeffrey Thompson graduated from Cincinnati Conservatory under William McGraw, then winning first prize in the Chimay International Baroque Singing Competition (Belgium). In 2002, Thompson was selected to tour Europe in “Jardin des Voix” with Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), resulting in more concerts with Les Arts Florissants – Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” and “Hercules”, motets of Étienne Moulinée , Charpentier’s “David et Jonathas” and “La Messe des Morts”, recorded for Virgin Classics. He is the tenor soloist in the ensemble’s DVD recording of Rameau’s motet “In Convertendo”. Other career highlights include Cavalli’s “Eliogabalo” , “Les Paladins” and Grétry’s “Le Magnifique”, recorded for Naxos, Monsigny’s “Le Roi et le Fermier”, Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”, Philidor’s “Sancho Pança” and Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” and “Theodora”. Recordings include motets and cantatas by Sébastien de Brossard and a solo disc of music of Henry Lawes, both with La Rêveuse (Mirare label).
Jeffrey Thompson is also an avid recitalist. He currently resides in Paris, France.