Irish soprano, Aisling Kenny is a soloist, ensemble singer and recitalist from Galway. She performs regularly as a soloist with leading Irish ensembles including Resurgam, Sestina, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Camerata Kilkenny and Chamber Choir Ireland. While her musical interests are broad, her specialisms include renaissance lute song, baroque sacred music and art song. Aisling features regularly in the National Concert Hall’s Chamber Music Series, most recently with IBO for their La Donna Barocca project directed by Claire Duff, and Handel in Italy with countertenor Francesco Giusti directed by Peter Whelan. Recent recitals include Dowland’s lute songs with Thomas Dunford in Paris and Kilkenny and Galway Early Music Winter Festival with historical harpist, Siobhan Armstrong. Aisling has performed at many of Ireland’s festivals including Galway Early Music Festival, Clifden Arts Festival, Finding a Voice, Sligo Baroque Festival, Ardee Baroque Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Cork Choral Festival, New Music Dublin as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
An experienced ensemble singer, Aisling is an Associate Artist with Resurgam and a member of Sestina and Crux Vocal Ensemble and sings with Collegium Vocale Ghent. She has also sung with Chamber Choir Ireland, Ensemble Marsyas, and Atalante. As a soloist, she has sung with Irish Chamber Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, Luminosa String Orchestra, The Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle Halle and with choirs and choral societies including Dublin Bach Singers, Galway Baroque Singers, Culwick Choral Society, Carlow Choral Society, Dun Laoghaire Choral Society, St Nicholas’ Singers, Tallaght Choral Society, Armagh City Choir, Tribal Chamber Choir, Galway Choral Association, Athlone Choral Society, Diva Voces and Phoenix Choir.
Aisling studied music at Maynooth University and vocal performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, with Evelyn Tubb and later with Ulrich Messthaler. She has participated in master classes with Paul Farrington, Margreet Honig, Emma Kirkby, Christine Schäfer and Andreas Scholl. She has been fortunate to also work with Ansy Boothroyd, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Mary Brennan, David Blunden, Valérie Guillorit, Regina Hanley, Judith Mok, Dorothea Sidow, Paul Triepels and Gerd Türk.
When not performing, she enjoys her work as a vocal coach and regularly facilitates vocal technique workshops for choirs.
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