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Andrew Kennedy (born 26 May 1977) is an English tenor. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland, England, was a chorister at Durham Cathedral, attended Uppingham School, and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Further study at the Royal College of Music was followed by a place on the Vilar Young Artists programme at the Royal Opera House where he performed many solo principal roles.
He won 1st prize at the Jackdaws Vocal Award in 1999 (now called the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards) and from 2005–2007 he was a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme. In 2005, he won the 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.
Andrew has sung principal roles in major opera houses of the world including La Scala, Milan, Royal Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Houston Grand Opera, Oper Frankfurt, L'Opéra Comique in Paris, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera de Lyon. He has an international concert career and works with some of the world's principal orchestras with conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Kazushi Ono, Sir Colin Davis, Gianandrea Noseda, Esa Pekka Salonen, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington, Andris Nelsons and Daniele Gatti. Recent appearances at the BBC Proms include Finzi Intimations of Immortality (BBCSO/Daniel); Hymnus Paradisi (BBCSO/Brabbins); a live televised performance of Sullivan The Yeoman of the Guard (BBC Concert Orchestra/Jane Glover) and Elgar Spirit of England at the 2007 Last Night of the BBC Proms with Jiri Bêlohlávek.