Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he performed many solo principal roles. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme.

Operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Jaquino Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival) and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera); Nemorino L’elisir d’amore (Opera North) and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress (La Scala).

Concert engagements include Jaquino Fidelio, Francesco Benvenuto Cellini and Mozart Requiem for the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (all recorded for the LSO Live CD label) and Novice Billy Budd (LSO/Harding, recorded on EMI/Virgin Classics).

Equally passionate about song repertoire, Andrew gives numerous recitals in Europe and the UK and appears regularly with the pianists Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles Iain Burnside and Malcolm Martineau.

Andrew’s fast growing discography includes four solo albums (‘Strauss Songs’ with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion; ‘On Wenlock Edge’ with the Dante Quartet/Simon Crawford Philips for Signum Classics; ‘The Dark Pastoral’ with Julius Drake and Simon Russell Beale for Altara Classics and ‘The Curlew’ with Simon Lepper for Landor Records) and two shared recital discs (‘On Buying A Horse’ and a recording of Liszt songs both with Iain Burnside for Signum Classics). Andrew has recently released his first orchestral album of Gluck, Berlioz and Mozart arias for Signum Classics.

Engagements this season include Tamino The Magic Fluteand Fenton Sir John in Lovefor English National Opera, Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Royal Opera House, Jaquino Fidelio at Glyndebourne and with London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Finzi’s Dies Natalis with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Future plans include Ferrando Cosi fan tutte for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress in Brussels and Lyon, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore for Opera North, Francesco Benvenuto Cellini and Novice Billy Budd with London Symphony Orchestra, Vere Billy Budd in Houston, Berlioz Grande Messe de Morts with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, and Britten Serenade and Nocturne with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Andrew Kennedy is represented by Intermusica.

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2010 Nominee