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 frequently collaborates with artists such as Soraya Mafi, James Newby, Harriet Burns, Nick Pritchard and Rowan Pierce. Most recently, in October 2020 Ian appeared as part of English Touring Opera's 'Lyric Solitude' production of Tippett, Britten and Shostakovich song cycles at venues across the UK.
Recent praise for Ian:
'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
Ian would like to gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of an anonymous benefactor during the current Coronavirus crisis.