British-born conductor Henry Kennedy has recently graduated with Distinction from the world-renowned Master of Arts conducting course at the Royal Academy of Music. Henry is mentored by Colin Metters.
Before his conducting studies commenced, Henry studied clarinet at the RAM as an undergraduate.
He regularly attends orchestral and operatic master classes around the world, most recently with David Zinman and Robert Trevino. Henry has assisted and been mentored by conductors including Christian Thielemann, Sir Mark Elder, John Wilson, Jac van Steen, Edward Gardner, Marin Alsop, in the recording studio, opera house and concert hall.
As well as being the founder and music director of the Resonate Symphony Orchestra, which holds concerts regularly in London, Henry has conducted the Deutsche Oper Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta and Royal Academy of Music Symphony and Opera Orchestras.
In 2020, Henry was selected as semi-finalist for both the Toscanini and Karajan competitions, to be held in Spring 2021.
In his spare time, he enjoys learning languages, cycling and reading Russian literature.