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IAIN HENDERSON

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Australian Tenor IAIN HENDERSON is a widely sought after performer who has been described as a passionate and engaging performer.

 

Since 2011, Mr. Henderson has been a member of the Opera Queensland Chorus and in 2015 made his debut in Bernstein's Candide in Brisbane, Australia. Past concert appearances include solos in major works by Bach, Mozart, Handel, Schubert and Wagner. In 2014, Mr. Henderson performed as a guest Artist with the Worldwide phenomenon, BBC's Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Iain Henderson has received several accolades and prizes including; the 2016 Noosa Federation of the Arts Dame Joan Sutherland Award, the 2014 Joyce Campbell-Lloyd Scholarship, 2014 Donald Penman Prize for Voices in Combination and the 2013 Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize for Tenors.

As a Semi-Finalist in the 2014 Australian Singing Competition, Mr. Henderson was selected as one of the top ten young Operatic performers in Australia and New Zealand. He was also a participant in the 2013 and 2014 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, where he worked with John Fisher, Giovanni Reggioli, Richard Hetherington and Stuart Maunder.

 

Iain is currently studying the International Artist Diploma supported by the John Halsall Scholarship, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom. In March 2018, Iain made his UK debut as The Witch in the RNCM production of Hansel and Gretel, for which he received rave reviews. In the same year, Iain made his London debut with British Youth Opera as Sellem in their production of The Rake's Progress directed by Stephen Unwin. In 2019, Iain undertook his first Puccini role, that of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi directed by Robert Chevara.

As a student in Australia, Iain has performed as a member of the Queensland Conservatorium Opera Chorus in Fairy Queen (2011) and The Rake's Progress (2012) and was cast as the lead role of Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring) directed by Bruce Beresford. Iain has also covered the roles of Tom Rakewell (The Rakes Progress) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi). In 2014, Mr. Henderson was selected to perform the Principal role of The Evangelist in the World Premiere of The Floods, an Opera written to commemorate the devastating Floods that affected so much of Queensland in 2011.