Lindy has conducted world première seasons of operas by Anne Dudley (The owl and the pussycat, commissioned by ROH2 and the Mayor of London and performed on a river barge for the 2012 Secret London Festival) and Evangelia Rigaki (Antimidas, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin). She was assistant music director for How the whale became by Julian Philips for the Linbury Studio Theatre, and for Shoes by Richard Thomas at Sadlers Wells Theatre.

Lindy was born and raised in New Zealand. She studied with Margaret Fingerhut and Martin Roscoe at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she won all the available prizes for accompaniment and répétiteur work and held the RNCM Junior Fellowship in Accompaniment 2000-01. She won the New Zealand National Piano Competition in 2000, toured as a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme soloist in 2000-02, held the Legal & General Junior Fellowship in Piano at the Royal College of Music in London 2001-03, and was a Wigmore Hall Young Artist 2004-06. She made her Wigmore Hall début in 2004 partnering Ann Murray, DBE, and has performed as a collaborative pianist throughout the UK, Europe, and the Americas since then.

Lindy is one half of the prize-winning longfordbrown piano duo and is a founding co-director of Blind Tiger Productions.


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Lindy Tennent-Brown is one of the leading vocal coaches of her generation. She works with opera and music theatre singers who are employed internationally, on Broadway and in London's West End. In summer 2015 she was music director for the Almeida Theatre's critically-acclaimed BAKKHAI, featuring Ben Wishaw and Bertie Carvel and a chorus of ten women singing new music by Orlando Gough.

As a répétiteur and coach Lindy has been employed by English National Opera, Glyndebourne Productions, Aldeburgh Productions, the Britten Sinfonia, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, English Touring Opera, and Opera Holland Park, among others. She has coached students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Trinity Laban in London. For several years Lindy worked alongside composer Dominic Muldowney and director John Lloyd Davies on the development of contemporary opera for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She was music director of EXPOSURE (2010-12), a series of new opera scratch nights at the Linbury Studio Theatre.

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