Ian Tindale is a graduate of Royal College of Music (RCM), having gained a Distinction on the Master of Performance course in Piano Accompaniment, studying with Simon Lepper, John Blakely and Roger Vignoles. Subsequently Ian was the Lord and Lady Lurgan Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM. Prior to his studies in London, Ian read Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was also Organ Scholar. He graduated with a double First in 2011, receiving the Tony Bland Prize for academic achievement, the Williamson Prize for performance and the Brian Runnett Prize for organ.
Since leaving the RCM, Ian was awarded the Royal Overseas League Music Competition Accompanist’s Prize and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in April 2015, following performances on both occasions with soprano Soraya Mafi. Previously Ian had been named winner of the Gerald Moore Award, the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize (Maggie Teyte Competition), and the Association of English Singers and Speakers Accompanist’s Prize (Courtney Kenny Competition). He has performed at venues across London including recitals and masterclasses at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, as well as concerts at the Oxford Lieder Festival and Buxton Festival and further afield in Scotland, Paris, Corfu and Malta. Ian is also a Samling Artist and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.
As a répétiteur Ian has worked with British Youth Opera (The Bartered Bride, 2012), Cambridge Handel Opera (Atalanta, 2013), Ryedale Festival Opera (The Coronation of Poppea, 2014) and Samling Academy Opera (L’Enfant et les sortilèges, 2015). As an orchestral pianist Ian has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on BBC Radio 3 and at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra
Ian is the grateful recipient of support from the Leonard Hancock Memorial Trust. For more information please see www.iantindale.com.