Stewart Kempster is a singer,teacher and international adjudicator. He was born in Wales, UK and he studied piano and singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he won many prizes. He has since performed much of the bass operatic repertoire with many different companies in the U.K. And in festivals and opera houses all over Europe. Stewart is an accomplished oratorio artist and he has performed with all the major choirs and orchestras in the UK. He has sung all the major works of J.S. Bach and many of his church cantatas in the City of London Bach Cantata Series and appears on a number of CD recordings, including Leighton’s Hymn to Matter and the Duruflé Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and several recordings and broadcasts from Wexford Festival Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on Lyric FM,BBC Radio 3 and more recently worldwide in the popular live opera broadcasts to cinemas globally.
He has worked on several film scores more recently on the Academy Award winning soundtrack of the Lord of the Rings .
In 2012 Stewart was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) an award offered to past students who have distinguished themselves in the profession and made a significant contribution to it in their own particular field.