Ian Tindale


‘A wonderfully responsive and assured pianist’ (The Telegraph), Ian Tindale is increasingly in demand as a specialist in song repertoire and chamber music. On the song platform he has partnered Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist and Robin Tritschler, and his performances have taken him to Europe, North America and across the UK.

Ian has formed several fruitful collaborative partnerships in the last decade, most significantly with soprano Harriet Burns, with whom he has given acclaimed performances at the International Lied Festival Zeist, Oxford Lieder Festival, and at the Ryedale Festival. In January 2024 they released their CD of Schubert Lieder, ‘Love’s Lasting Power’ on Delphian. 2024 will also see Ian return to the International Vocal Competition in the Netherlands as Official Pianist, and three recitals at the Ludlow English Song Festival. Highlights in 2023 included recitals for the Hay Festival with Soraya Mafi and with Nick Pritchard at the Edinburgh International Festival, both of which were broadcast on BBC Radio 3, as well as curating and performing in programmes for English National Opera’s Harewood Artists and for the Samling Institute at
London’s Wigmore Hall.

Ian is Artistic Director of Shipston Song, an annual song festival on the edge of the Cotswolds which he founded in 2022, and performers have included Helen Charlston, Jess Dandy, Julien van Mellaerts and Laurence Kilsby. Ian is a graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music in London. In 2017 Ian was awarded the Pianist’s Prize in the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition, and he has also been awarded Accompanist’s Prizes at the Kathleen Ferrier and Royal Overseas League Competitions. He is a Britten Pears Young Artist and a Samling Artist.

Biography updated Dec 23

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