Neil Jenkins, the internationally known tenor, conductor and music editor, has been a professional singer for nearly fifty years, joining his first choir at the age of 7. He made his debut in 1967, and sang and recorded with the Deller Consort, under the direction of Alfred Deller, for ten years, whilst establishing himself as an opera singer.
In the 1970s Neil was appointed as an RCM singing professor by Sir David Willcocks, for whom he became a regular soloist with the Bach Choir. Neil is equally at home as an operatic, oratorio and recital singer and has made over 60 commercial recordings, as well as countless broadcasts for the BBC; his recordings cover a wide range of styles. He has sung with all of Britain’s leading opera companies, as well as many European ones.
In 2004 Neil was honoured by the Worshipful Company of Musicians with the presentation of the Sir Charles Santley Memorial Award for his musical achievements. Neil teaches at several international summer schools, gives a regular series of masterclasses and sits on international singing juries. He is passionate about good singing and has always had an interest in teaching others and making good music widely available.