Steven Swindells is a British tenor studying at the Royal College of Music in the final year of the Masters of Performance course, generously Supported by the HR Taylor Trust. Prior to his study at the Royal College of Music, Steven studied an undergraduate degree in piano performance at Birmingham Conservatoire and then taught secondary school classroom music.
Steven has performed throughout the West Midlands and London, as well as on television and radio. Recent credits include The Vanishing Bridegroom (Middle Son) and English Eccentrics (Tenor quartet) with British Youth Opera, Tristan & Isolde (Chorus) and Fidelio (Chorus) with Longborough Festival Opera, Ferrando and Jaquino in RCM Opera Scenes, several oratorio performances including tenor soloist in: Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin in The Fields in the Brandenburg Festival, Handel’s Messiah with the Central England Ensemble and Puccini’s Petit Messe Solennelle. The 2017-18 season sees Steven performing numerous oratorios throughout the UK and returning to Longborough Festival Opera as a member of the Chorus.
Steven first trained in piano at age 14 and was awarded a place at Birmingham Conservatoire to study piano at age 18 on the BMus(Hons) course. He studied piano with international concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio and took part in masterclasses as a solo and chamber musician given by artists including Margaret Fingerhut, Phillip Martin, The Schubert Ensemble, The Mozart Players and the Maggini Quartet. Steven also studied Harpsichord under Douglas Hollick and Fortepiano under Sharona Joshua. Steven has always had a passion for opera and vocal repertoire. In his final year of undergraduate studies, he undertook voice lessons with Gordon Sanderson after being further inspired into the world of singing through accompanying many singers during his degree. In 2015 Steven was accepted onto the Graduate Diploma in Voice at the Royal College of Music.
In 2012, Steven co-founded the Vellen Ensemble piano trio. Steven performed with the ensemble throughout the West Midlands and London, leading to entering competitions and recording an album of classical chamber music by Mozart and Haydn. The album is available at all leading online digital stores.
Steven had always had a passion for opera and vocal repertoire and In his final year of undergraduate studies, undertook voice lessons with Gordon Sanderson after being further inspired into the world of singing through accompanying many singers during his degree. This lead Steven to audition for the Philharmonia Chorus for which he is now engaged regularly on a professional basis performing works such as Verdi’s Requiem, and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and London
Aside from performing, Steven enjoys teaching and has vast experience in the field. He currently teaches Music Theory at Trinity School, Croydon and has several private piano and voice students.