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Andrew Kennedy

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.

His operatic roles include Tamino in The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); Jacquino in Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Opera National de Lyon), and Max in Der Freischütz for Opéra Comique, Paris under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Concert engagements include Jaquino in Fidelio, Mozart’s Requiem for the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (recorded for the LSO Live CD label); Novice in Billy Budd (LSO/Harding, recorded on EMI/Virgin Classics); Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (Hallé Orchestra/Elder); St. Matthew Passion (Netherlands Philharmonic/Colin Davis). Performances of Britten include Nocturne (BBC National Orchestra of Wales), Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the BBC Proms), and Les Illuminations (Edinburgh International Festival). Equally passionate about song repertoire, Andrew gives numerous recitals in Europe and the UK.

Recent engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Messiah with the Tonhalle in Zürich, Il barbiere di Siviglia for Welsh National Opera, as well as appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Opéra de Lyon, English National Opera and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Andrew's fast growing discography includes four solo albums and two shared recital discs. Andrew has recently released his first orchestral album of Gluck, Berlioz and Mozart arias.

 

 

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