Aisling Kenny

Irish soprano Aisling Kenny is a soloist and ensemble singer, specializing in early music and art song. She has performed in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA. Recent performances include Bach Cantata BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte SchattenMatthäus-Passion, B minor Mass, Handel Dixit Dominus and Messiah, and Hasse Miserere. Aisling has sung as a soloist with Irish Baroque Orchestra, Marlborough Baroque, The Orchestra of St Cecilia, Linden Baroque and the Staatskapelle HalleShe is an active recitalist of Lieder and lute song and recently performed with Ziv Braha at the Galway Early Music Festival. An experienced ensemble singer, she is a member of Chamber Choir Ireland, Resurgam, and Crux Vocal Ensemble and has sung with Ensemble Marsyas, Sestina, Atalante, The Cardinall’s Musick and was a lay clerk at Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Dublin. Aisling was recently awarded an Artistic Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris for spring 2019, supported by Music Network.

Aisling studied music at Maynooth University, and vocal performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, studying with Evelyn Tubb and later with Ulrich Messthaler. She has participated in master classes with Paul Farrington, Margreet Honig, Emma Kirkby, Christine Schäfer and Andreas Scholl.

Aisling completed a PhD in musicology in 2010 at Maynooth University under the supervision of Lorraine Byrne Bodley. Research specialisms include the relationship between music and text across genres and eras and women and the nineteenth-century Lied. She is co-editor of Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015) with Susan Wollenberg.