Victoria native Kinza Tyrrell is one of Canada’s most sought after vocal coaches and repetiteurs. In addition to receiving her Doctorate in piano and vocal coaching from McGill University under the tutelage of Michael McMahon, her musical education has been extensive, including study at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, the International Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Merola Opera Program with world-renowned teachers Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Martin Isepp, Rudolph Jansen, Hans Graf, Gyorgy Sebok and Jon Kimura Parker.
She is also a clinician and adjudicator, and currently the Principle Répétiteur, Assistant Conductor and Associate Chorus Master with Vancouver Opera, and Music Director of Vancouver Opera in Schools. She is also an ongoing member of the visiting guest faculty at the Canadian Opera Company and the Center for Operatic Studies in Sulmona, Italy.
Kinza Tyrrell started piano lessons at age 4, made her orchestral debut with the Victoria Symphony at age 12 and after studying in Austria, Canada and the United States, received a Doctorate in Accompanying Performance at McGill University in Montreal.
Today, Dr. Tyrrell is one of Canada’s finest collaborators, having concertized with many North American chamber musicians and Canadian singers Richard Margison and Erin Wall to name a few.
She is also a clinician and adjudicator, and currently the Principle Répétiteur, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master with Vancouver Opera, and Music Director of Vancouver Opera in Schools.