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.
The year 2015 marks the 38th year that Victoria native Kinza Tyrrell has been playing the piano. She started lessons at age 4 and made her orchestral debut with the Victoria Symphony at age 12. Today, Dr. Tyrrell is one of Canada’s finest collaborators, having concertized with Canadian singers Richard Margison and Measha Brueggergosman to name a few.
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.
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