Ian Kennedy


Ian studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London, winning many prizes, including the coveted Gold Medal for Singers. He combines membership of the BBC Singers with a busy solo career in opera, oratorio and concert which has taken him all around the UK, Europe and the Americas, and also on cruise ships.

Ian broadcasts regularly, and was a soloist in the 50th anniversary Henry Wood/BBC Promenade Concert performance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. He has sung most of the Sullivan tenor roles and has appeared regularly in concert with G&S Unlimited and on stage as Box for Opera Players and London Chamber Opera.

A highly versatile musician, Ian was for several years Musical Director of G&S For All. As conductor he appeared with the Houston Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic with an audience of over 10,000 at the Hollywood Bowl.

He has recorded as accompanist in a CD by singer Thomas Round, and as tenor soloist in Boulez’ recording of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. Currently he is Professor of Singing and Course Tutor at the Guildhall School of Music, music director of East Surrey Choral Society and a busy festival adjudicator.