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Mr Andrew Kennedy

College position(s)

Musician in Residence



Andrew is a celebrated tenor. He has won numerous awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Recital Prize. He 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.

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.

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); Ferrando in Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera); Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (Opera North); Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress (La Scala, La Monnaie and Opéra de Lyon and released on DVD); Vere in Billy Budd (for his Houston Grand Opera debut), Tito in La Clemenza di Tito (Opéra de Lyon), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Opéra National de Lyon), Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw (Houston Grand Opera), Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Welsh National Opera), Flamand in Capriccio (Grange Park Opera), Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for Den Norske Opera and Max in Der Freischütz for Opéra Comique, Paris under Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Concert engagements include Francesco in Benvenuto Cellini and Mozart’s Requiem for the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (recorded for the LSO Live); Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress (Stresa Festival/Noseda), Orfeo in Haydn’s Orfeo e Euridice (Boston Handel and Haydn Society/Norrington); Finzi’s Intimations of Immortality (BBCSO/Daniel); Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Netherlands Philharmonic/Colin Davis); and Podesta in La Finta Giardiniera (AAM/Egarr). Performances of Britten include Nocturne (BBC National Orchestra of Wales), Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (CBSO, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the BBC Proms with the Nash Ensemble/Edward Gardner) and Les Illuminations (Edinburgh Festival).

Andrew was Acting Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Director of College Music for the 2014-2015 academic year.