tenor | haute-contre
tenor | haute-contre
British tenor Kieran White continues to enjoy success in the UK and is rapidly establishing himself as a sought after soloist in mainland Europe working with many of the world’s leading ensembles and festivals.
Recent operatic engagements include two seasons with Warsaw Chamber Opera as Castor CASTOR & POLLUX, Hippolyte HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE at the Arcola Theatre (London), Valère/ Tacmas LES INDES GALANTES and Arnalta & Lucano L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA for Ensemble OrQuesta Baroque, Damon ACIS AND GALATEA for The Dorset Opera Festival, Oronte ALCINA for the Arcola Theatre (London) and the Théâtre Basse Passière, Normandy, the title-role L’EGISTO for Hampstead Garden Opera, Ruggiero in Caccini LA LIBERAZIONE DI RUGGIERO and Pastore in Gagliano’s LA DAFNE for the Brighton Early Music Festival, the Sailor DIDO AND AENEAS at the Grange Festival and the world premiere of A KIND MAN with New Palace Opera.
Upcoming engagements include a European tour and commercial recording of Lullys ATYS with Les Talens Lyrique, Narete LA FIDA NINFA at Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, the King Arthur with Vox Luminis,, Matthäus-Passion with Ars Musica, Collegium Vocale Briela and the Haags Toonkunstkoor and Messiah at Usher Hall conducted by Sir James MacMillan,
On the recital platform he has performed with Elizabeth Kenny (lute/theorbo) and Zita Silva (Harp), performing with both at the Sherborne Music Festival. Recent concert engagements include Bach Weihnachtsoratorium (Evangelist and tenor solo) with Collegium Musicum, Bergen, Bach Johannes-Passion (tenor solo) with Bristol Bach Choir, Bach Matthäus-Passion (tenor solo) with Copenhagen Soloists, Stainer Crucifixion with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bach Cantatas with Amsterdam Baroque under Ton Koopman, Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine with Edvard Grieg Kor, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Bristol Bach Choir, at the Thuringer Bachwochen in the Erfurt Dom and Bach Johannes-Passion (Evangelist) in Aberdeen Cathedral and for his debut with the ensemble Gli Angeli, in Geneva.
He has worked with many of today’s leading conductors including Ton Koopman, John Eliot Gardiner, Ed Gardner, Benjamin Bayl, Jonathan Offir, Paul Agnew, Stephan Mcleoud, Stephen Higgins, Iain Ledingham, Jeremy Carnall, Timothy Dean, Håkon Matti Skrede and Stephan Plewniak.
Born in Dorset, England, Kieran began his musical studies as a chorister in Sherborne Abbey, later joining the renowned Wells Cathedral Choir, going on to make a solo appearance on BBC Songs of Praise and appearing on numerous radio broadcasts, CD recordings and Film soundtracks. Kieran continued his studies at Wells Cathedral School as a tenor, taught by Nigel Perrin and sang in the Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir and the St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin as a Choral Scholar, later singing with the Truro Cathedral Choir in Cornwall. Kieran graduated from The Royal Academy of Music achieving a Masters with distinction, receiving a Kohn foundation scholarship as a soloist in their Bach Cantata Series. He is presently a student of renowned haut-contre Jean Paul Fouchecourt. In 2021 Kieran was awarded 2nd place at the Froville International Baroque Singing Competition and in 2022 won 1st place at the Aria Borealis Bodø Singing Competition.