Australian Tenor IAIN HENDERSON is a widely sought after performer who has been described as a passionate and engaging performer. After developing a passion for music early as a percussionist, Iain Henderson began singing at the age of 13 with the Queensland Young Conservatorium Chamber Choir. He then studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane, with Margaret Schindler and Glenn Winslade.
Since 2011, Mr. Henderson has been a member of the Opera Queensland Chorus and in 2015 made his debut in Bernstein's Candide in Brisbane, Australia. Past concert appearances include solos in major works by Bach, Mozart, Handel, Schubert and Wagner. In 2014, Mr. Henderson performed as a guest Artist with the Worldwide phenomenon, BBC's Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Iain Henderson has received several accolades and prizes including; the 2016 Noosa Federation of the Arts Dame Joan Sutherland Award, the 2014 Joyce Campbell-Lloyd Scholarship, 2014 Donald Penman Prize for Voices in Combination and the 2013 Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize for Tenors. As a Semi-Finalist in the 2014 Australian Singing Competition, Mr. Henderson was selected as one of the top ten young Operatic performers in Australia and New Zealand. He was also a participant in the 2013 and 2014 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, where he worked with John Fisher, Giovanni Reggioli, Richard Hetherington and Stuart Maunder.
As a student Iain has performed as a member of the Queensland Conservatorium Opera Chorus in Fairy Queen (2011) and The Rake's Progress (2012) and was cast as the lead role of Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberföte, and Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring) directed by Bruce Beresford. Iain has also covered the roles of Tom Rakewell (The Rakes Progress) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi). In 2014, Mr. Henderson was selected to perform the Principal role of The Evangelist in the World Premiere of The Floods, an Opera written to commemorate the devestating Floods that affected so much of Queensland in 2011.