Louise Kemény

A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Louise Kemény is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Independent Opera Fellow and Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians; she won the Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Prize, Basil A. Turner Prize, Joaninha Trust Prize and David Goldman Award.

Current and recent engagements include Barbarina (“Le nozze di Figaro”) for Dutch National Opera; Teofane (“Ottone”) for English Touring Opera; Jano (“Jenůfa”) for Scottish Opera and Poppea (“Agrippina”) for Iford Arts; Serpetta (“La Finta Giardiniera”), Elisa (“Hipermestra”) and First Noble Orphan (“Der Rosenkavalier”) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She is passionate about the creation and interpretation of new music, and has created three lead roles in new operas – Woman (“Unknown Position”), Girl (“Bonesong”) and Wife “Nauset”.

Highlights on the concert platform include the soprano solos in Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with Stephen Cleobury at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Handel’s “Messiah” in Bergen with members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, “Carmina Burana” at Cadogan Hall, Mozart’s “Mass in C minor” at Goldsmith’s Hall, Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” and Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 2”. A keen exponent of 20th century and contemporary repertoire, Kemény has performed Stravinsky’s “Les noces” with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ravel “Trois poemes de Mallarmé” and Stravinsky “Three Japanese Lyrics” at Conway Hall.

A keen recitalist, Kemény performed most recently at the MozartFest Würzburg, and at St John’s Smith Square in a solo recital entitled “Dans le Jardin”, inspired by the Royal Academy of Arts “Painting the Modern Garden”. She has also performed at Wigmore Hall, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, St George’s Hannover Square, and at the Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, where she sang Tippet’s “The Heart’s Assurance” and Britten’s “On This Island” at the the Dokumentationszentrum, in commemoration of the First World War.