Lindy Tennent-Brown was born in New Zealand in 1975 and has established herself as one of that country's finest young pianists. She won the NZ National Piano Competition in 2000 and toured as a Chamber Music NZ soloist in 2001. She is described by The Press (Christchurch, NZ) as having "an impressive technique and expressive lyricism" and by The Daily News (Rotorua, NZ) as being "a pianist of striking artistry." Lindy holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) from Victoria University of Wellington, and came to the UK in September 1998 to study with the eminent British pianist, Margaret Fingerhut, at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2000 she was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in solo piano, followed by the Professional Performance Diploma (PPRNCM) in accompaniment in 2001. Whilst at the RNCM, Lindy won all the major prizes for accompaniment and repetiteur work, including the Bessie Cronshaw Song Cycle Accompaniment Award, and held the RNCM Junior Fellowship in Accompaniment 2000-01.
Lindy is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician and vocal coach. She has appeared in all the major London venues and in the NZ International Festival of the Arts. During the 2000-02 seasons Lindy gave recitals throughout the UK under the auspices of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme, and remains a popular soloist with orchestras in the UK and NZ. She has participated in masterclasses with Stephen Hough, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles, among others, and frequently attends the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Suffolk.
In July 2003 Lindy completed two years as Legal & General Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London. She works professionally as a freelance accompanist and repetiteur, and has established a number of successful duo partnerships with singers and instrumentalists. In December 2000, with the Canadian soprano Catherine May, Lindy gave the UK premiere of John Corigliano's song cycle Mr Tambourine Man - Seven Poems of Bob Dylan in the presence of the composer. Recent engagements include concerts with mezzo-soprano Wendy Dawn Thompson and the Johnston String Quartet in the 2003 Aldeburgh Festival, and repetiteur work with English Touring Opera and Almeida Opera. In October 2003, Lindy will return to Snape to work on Britten's War Requiem with Philip Langridge, performing the orchestral piano part under conductor Simone Young in the premiere performances of the piece in Snape Mailings Concert Hall. She has recently been named a 'Wigmore Young Artist' and will give her debut recital at Wigmore Hall with Dame Ann Murray in March 2004.