Nicki Kennedy has enjoyed a busy and distinguished career as a singer, most notably as an accomplished exponent of the baroque and classical repertoire. She has been praised for having a warm voice with considerable agility and flexibility, and for her sparkling personality with great communication skills and a tremendous ability to bring the drama and expression out of the music she performs.

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 and Le Parlement de Musique. She has enjoyed particularly long and fruitful relationships with the Brook Street Band and Modo Antiquo conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli, with whom she has worked regularly for more than 15 years.

In recent seasons her concerts have included visits to Mexico's Festival Cervantino and performances at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Modo Antiquo, concerts in Turin, Florence, Hull, and the Wigmore Hall with repertoire including Bach's cantata Jauchzett Gott and Handel's La Lucrezia. Other recent concerts include Vivaldi's In Furore Iustissimae Irae in Rome with Modo Antiquo.and a series of concerts centred round the life of Handel with The Brook Street Band and devised by Louis de Bernieres

Other notable concerts in recent years have included 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 she performed Vivaldi's Il Catone at the Theater an der Wien. 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. In Prague's Wenceslas Festival she performed Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Beethoven's Mass in C. 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 now devotes a large portion of her time to the teaching of singing. She is fast establishing a strong reputation as a teacher, and has taught, adjudicated and given masterclasses in the UK, France, Spain and the Czech Republic as well as teaching for the Eton Choral Courses and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. She is currently head of singing at Repton School in Derbyshire.