Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Andrew Kennedy
BBT Award 2006

Andrew Kennedy - Press

BBT Project: The Dark Pastoral with Julius Drake and Simon Russell-Beale, CD on Altara Classics.

“deeply felt performances which make the most of these songs…cleverly put together and sensitively performed”
BBC Music Magazine, November 08

“A great deal of thought has gone into this recital reflecting on the First World War and its legacy in British song and poetry. Fine musicianship too, with Julius Drake’s accompaniments matching Kennedy’s tenor in subtlety.”
The Times June 2008

BBT Project: CD of Arias by Mozart, Gluck, Berlioz on Signum Classics

“the promise shown by Andrew Kennedy has been confirmed by his rapidly developing international careeer.  His voice has grown in strength, well beyond the sterotypical ‘English tenor’ bleat. Without sacrificing the classical elegance that serve him as Mozart’s Belmonte and Emperor Tito, he has acquired a clarion ring at the top that equips him for Tamino and bravura roles like Gluck’s Achilles.”
Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine June 2010

“I received much pleasure from listening to this CD. Whatever attributes songs demonstrate in a singer, they do not often call for the upper range of a tenor to be displayed, and those who have heard Kennedy only in the song repertoire may be surprised at how good his top is.”
John T Hughes, International Record Review  April 2010

“[Kennedy’s voice] is always clear in definition and often, as in Pylades’ aria and Tito’s three solos, gracefully poised. And it is good to hear him in an operatic recital for a change.”
John Steane  Gramophone, July 2010

“Kennedy’s bright, firm tenor is equal to the demands of Gluck’s haute-contre parts. He sings “J’ai perdu mon Euridice” … Simon Over and the Southbank Sinfonia are crystal-clear accompanists and the overture to Tito is splendid.”
David Cairns, The Times  21 Feb 2010