British pianist Ian Tindale was awarded the Pianist’s Prize in the 2017 Wigmore Hall Kohn Foundation Song Competition, in addition to accompaniment prizes at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and the Gerald Moore Award. Following studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, past engagements have included a European recital tour with baritone Josep-Ramon Olivé, song recitals in the Oxford Lieder Festival, Ryedale Festival, Leeds Lieder and International Lied Festival Zeist. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ and BBC2 ‘Proms Extra’, and he has collaborated with artists such as Roderick Willliams, Soraya Mafi, James Newby, Robin Tritschler and Ailsh Tynan. Planned engagements for 2022 include a return to the Leeds Lieder Festival with Samling, a Wigmore Hall recital celebrating unknown Celtic song, and the inaugural concerts in Ian’s own song festival, Shipston Song, in September.
'The common denominator in all of this was the pianist Ian Tindale, as secure and characterful in the baroque flourishes of Boyhood’s End’s piano writing as in the austere spareness of the Shostakovich cycle or Britten’s more obviously virtuosic accompaniments.'
Andrew Clements, The Guardian
'[the] wonderfully responsive and assured pianist Ian Tindale.'
'Ian Tindale again coped brilliantly with the elaborate piano parts'
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph (paywall)
'Tippett's settings are lush and cascading with notes, especially the piano parts
(expertly delivered here, as were Britten's, by Ian Tindale'
Richard Morrison, The Times (paywall)
'Pianist Ian Tindale glitters and skitters through the piano’s virtuosic, perhaps overly complex, elaborations.'
'Tindale is an articulate and sensitive partner.'
Claire Seymour, Opera Today