British-born conductor Henry Kennedy has recently completed the world-renowned Master of Arts course at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Sian Edwards. Henry is also mentored by Colin Metters. Before his conducting studies commenced, Henry studied clarinet at the RAM as an undergraduate.
He regularly attends orchestral and operatic master classes around the world, most recently with David Zinman and Robert Trevino. Henry has assisted and been mentored by conductors including Christian Thielemann, Christopher Seaman, Sir Mark Elder, John Wilson, Anthony Negus, Jac van Steen, Edward Gardner and Marin Alsop, in the recording studio, opera house and concert hall.
As well as being the founder and music director of the Resonate Symphony Orchestra, which holds concerts regularly in London, Henry has conducted the Deutsche Oper Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta and Royal Academy of Music Symphony and Opera Orchestras.
In Spring 2021 he was one of eight semi-finalists in the Karajan Competition in Salzburg.
In his spare time, he enjoys learning languages, cycling and reading Russian literature.
“Henry Kennedy should stand at the threshold of a successful, even perhaps a glittering career, and those at Smith Square on 15th June 2018 should one day be lucky enough to boast of being there”
Music Club of London
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