Nicki Kennedy enjoys a distinguished reputation as an accomplished exponent of baroque and classical repertoire. She possesses a warm voice of considerable agility and flexibility. This, coupled with a sparkling personality and great musicality and linguistic ability has marked her out as a favourite with audiences and promoters.

She read Spanish at Bristol University, where she gained a First Class Honours Degree before continuing her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the Royal College of Music, where she was awarded numerous prizes.

Nicki has performed, broadcast and recorded at many of the major festivals of Europe, Japan and the U.S.A, with a wide range of orchestras including The Academy of Ancient Music, Les Musiciens du Louvre, L'Orchestre des Champs Elysées, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Purcell Quartet, Le Parlement de Musique, the Brook Street Band and others.
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This season her concerts include visits to Mexico's Festival Cervantino with Modo Antiquo, and appearances at the Wigmore Hall in summer 2014 singing Bach's cantata Jauchzett Gott with the Brook Street Band. Last season she performed Vivaldi's In Furore Iustissimae Irae in Rome with Modo Antiquo.and performs a series of concerts about the life of Handel with The Brook Street Band.and script/reading by Louis de Bernieres including concerts at Repton, Petworth and the Wigmore Hall.

Recently she has performed the role of Vagaus at the Beaune and Koenigslutter festivals with Modo Antiquo. With The Academy of Ancient Music and King's College Cambridge she toured Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610in Festivals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lessay, St Malo and La Chaise Dieu festivals in France and at King's College Cambridge. With Modo Antiquo appeared in a concert version of Vivaldi's Il Catone at the Theater an der Wien. She appeared with Trinity Baroque at the Trigonale Festival, Austria in Handel's Messiah. Other engagements of recent seasons include Handel's Armida Abbandonata at King's Place, London with The Brook Street Band.

She has performed in numerous concerts at the Wigmore Hall with the Brook Street Band, notably following their release of a double disc of Handel's English Cantatas for the Avie label. Other concerts include Zurich Early Music Festival and Winterthur theatre with Lautten Compagney of Berlin, Handel's Solomon at the Brighton Early Music Festival and Mozart's Mass in C Minor at Symphony Hall in Birmingham with the Birmingham Bach Choir. The last seasons included an all Haydn programme at the Easter Festival, King's College Cambridge, with the Academy of Ancient Music, Zamora Festival in Spain performing Meder's Passionsoratorium nach Matthaus with Die Kölner Akademie and a recording of Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate and Croft Ode for the Peace Treaty of Utrecht for the Netherlands Bach Society. Following the release of Mattheson's Der Liebreiche und Geduldige David for CPO with Die Kölner Akademie, she has joined them again to record another disc Der Heilsame Geburtby the same composer.

Other most recent work has included concerts with Modo Antiquo of Vivaldi including VAGAUS in Juditha Triumphans at the Via Stellae Festival in Santiago de Compostela, Vivaldi Gloria at the Sanssouci Festival Potsdam and a recent release of Orlando Furioso (role of ANGELICA) for CPO. With Die Kölner Akademie she has performed Bach's Mein Herz Schwimmt im Blut at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and with the Brook Street Band she performed Handel's Lucrezia and O Qualis de Coelo Sonus at the Wigmore Hall. In Prague's Wenceslas Festival she performed Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Beethoven's Mass in C and at the Sylvanes Festival in France, Haydn's Creation.

Operatic engagements have included ORIANA (Amadigi) and PHILIDEL (Purcell's King Arthur) touring festivals including Bayreuth, Potsdam and Hanover with Der Lautten Compagney, Cena Furiosa (a staged madrigal by Monteverdi) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at La Monnaie, Brussels, SEMELE (title role) at the Teatru Manoel, Malta, LA MUSICA in L'Orfeo for Purcell Quartet touring Japan, AMORE in L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Megaron, Athens, AMORE/VALETTO in L'Incoronazione di Poppea with the Purcell Quartet in Japan and Vivaldi roles BARZANE in Arsilda, Regina di Ponto, VAGAUS in Juditha Triumphans, ANGELICA in Orlando Furioso, and LUCIO in Tito Manlio with Modo Antiquo at the Barga Festival. Other roles include ZERLINA in Don Giovanni, PAMINA in Die Zauberflöte and BELINDA in Dido and Aeneas.

Discography includes SECOND PRIESTESS in Iphigénie en Tauride with Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ausencias de Dulcinea and Himnos de los neofitos de Qumran by Rodrigo with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Meder's Passionsoratorium nach Matthaus and Mattheson's Der Heilsame Geburt, with Die Kölner Akademie, Vivaldi's VAGAUS in Juditha Triumphans, BARZANE in Arsilda, Regina di Ponto, LUCIO in Tito Manlio and two volumes of Vivaldi Cantatas with Modo Antiquo, Music for Philip 11 of Spain with Charivari Agréable and Sentieri di neve e foco with Crómata.

Nicki is a distinguished teacher, teaching and giving masterclasses in France, Spain and the Czech Republic as well as regularly attending Eton Choral Courses as a teacher. She is head of singing at Repton School in Derbyshire.