Henry Kennedy

Henry Kennedy

Conductor

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British-born conductor Henry Kennedy has recently been appointed as Conductor of Wroclaw Opera in Poland, where he will be leading a number of productions from 2022-23 including Don Giovanni, Les pêcheurs de perles and Carmen.

In 2021, Henry was invited to replace Riccardo Muti, to conduct excerpts of Verdi’s Nabucco in concert performances at Teatro Galli, Rimini and Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna with the Orchestra Cherubini and Coro Cremona Antiqua. This had directly followed 10 days of intensive study with Muti on Nabucco, as part of the “Italian Opera Academy” held at the Prada Foundation in Milan.

From 2017 to 2021, Henry was Founder and Music Director of the Resonate Symphony Orchestra, which became one of the leading young London ensembles. As Music Director, he curated and conducted a number of diverse programmes in some of London’s most prominent concert halls. The orchestra performed a wide variety of repertoire from Bach’s double piano concerti, Bruckner’s 3rd and 4th symphonies to Shostakovich’s monumental Leningrad Symphony.

In early 2020, Henry was selected as one of eight semi-finalists for the Karajan competition in Salzburg, where he had the opportunity to conduct the Mozarteum Orchestra and Austrian Ensemble for New Music in the Salzburg Felsenreitschule.

Henry studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London where he graduated with Distinction. He has also studied with and been mentored by Colin Metters, Riccardo Muti, Christopher Seaman, Christian Thielemann, David Zinman and Richard Bonynge.

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