Irish soprano, Aisling Kenny, is a soloist and ensemble singer specialising in early music and art song. She pursues a busy freelance career at home and abroad and sings frequently as a soloist in chamber music and oratorio. Her favourite repertoire includes anything by Bach, French baroque, Mozart’s sacred music, lute songs and Lieder. She has sung as a soloist with Irish Baroque Orchestra, Camerata Kilkenny, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, Luminosa String Orchestra, The Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle Halle and as a soloist with professional and amateur choirs including Resurgam, Sestina, Chamber Choir Ireland, RIAM Chorale, 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 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 directed by Peter Whelan. Other memorable concert experiences include Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres with Camerata Kilkenny and Sharon Carty, Venetian Splendour, a concert tour of Monteverdi with Resurgam and the English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble and performances at many of Ireland’s festivals including Sligo Baroque Festival, Ardee Baroque Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and New Music Dublin. With baroque group, Ensemble Revelare, she has performed at City Assembly House, Kaleidoscope Night, @The Drawing Room Series, Shorelines Arts Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and Castletown House.
Aisling is a devoted song recitalist and loves singing with lute, harp, fortepiano and guitar. Recent recitals include Dowland’s lute songs with Thomas Dunford in Paris and Kilkenny, Culture Night at the Hall of the Red Earl in her native Galway with Anne-Marie O’Farrell, and a concert of Clara Schumann’s Lieder with Cecily Lock at the Clara Schumann bicentenary conference at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
An experienced ensemble singer, Aisling is an Associate Artist with Resurgam and a member of Sestina and Crux Vocal Ensemble. She has also sung with Ensemble Marsyas, Collegium Vocale Gent, Chamber Choir Ireland and Atalante.
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.
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