Lindy Tennent-Brown

grew up in the King Country, and studied piano at Victoria University of Wellington and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She won numerous prizes, including the 2000 NZ National Piano Competition at Kerikeri, and held Junior Fellowships at both the RNCM and the Royal College of Music in London. She made her début at Wigmore Hall in 2004 partnering the great Irish mezzo, Ann Murray DBE, and is regarded internationally as one of the leading collaborative pianists of her generation.

Lindy has performed throughout Europe and the Americas, worked as music staff with all the major British opera companies (including the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Aldeburgh Productions, and Glyndebourne), and has played more than twenty music theatre keyboard chairs in London’s West End.

After a glittering European career spanning more than two decades, Lindy returned to NZ in 2020 and is in demand as a vocal coach, accompanist, adjudicator, and programme curator. She coaches postgraduate singers as a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland’s School of Music, and has lead song masterclasses at the University of Waikato. She performs frequently as a continuo and orchestral keyboard player with the NZSO. In June 2022 Lindy returned to London as guest répétiteur for The Blue Woman, a new opera by Laura Bowler with Katie Mitchell (director), at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.