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kennedy.jpgAndrew 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, 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 Song” prize. He is a “Borletti-Buitoni Trust” award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society “Young Artist Award” in 2006. He was also a member of Radio 3’s “New Generation Artists Scheme”.
Operatic roles include Tamino in The Magic Flute for English National Opera, Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Opera House, Jaquino in Fidelio for Glyndebourne Festival, Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore for Opera North and Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress for La Monnaie and Opéra de Lyon.
Recent orchestral performances of Britten include Nocturne with the Bbc National Orchestra of Wales, (also released with Bbc Music Magazine), Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Bbc National Orchestra of Wales and Les Illuminations with the Scottish Ensemble at the Edinburgh International Festival. He sang Elgar Spirit of England at the 2007 Last Night of the Bbc Proms and has also recorded it on Cd with Susan Gritton and the Bbc Symphony Orchestra.
Equally passionate about song repertoire, Andrew Kennedy gives numerous recitals around Europe and the Uk, recently appearing at the Wigmore Hall with Julius Drake, at London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s with Stephen Osborne, at the Leeds Lieder Festival with Iain Burnside and at Cadogan Hall for the 2007 Bbc Proms with the Nash Ensemble and Edward Gardner. Other performances include the opening recital for the 2005/06 Concertgebouw Recital Series in Amsterdam with Roger Vignoles.
His fast growing discography includes two solo discs (Vaughan Williams and Gurney with the Dante Quartet and a disc of Peter Warlock songs), with a further three solo discs to be released later in 2008 (Strauss Songs with Roger Vignoles, Liszt Songs with Iain Burnside and a disc of William Dennis Browne, Gurney and Eugene Goosens with Julius Drake).