Simon Kenway

Simon Kenway is a highly respected orchestral and operatic conductor, music educator and accompanist. He has held posts as Principal Chorus Master and Guest Conductor of Opera Australia, Conductor and Chief Vocal Coach for the Sydney Conservatorium, Artistic Director of Pacific Opera from 2015 – 2019, and Musical Director of QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas, Taste of Opera at Sydney Opera House, Opera in the Vineyards, Opera by George, Opera Under The Stars, Broome and Opera High Tea at Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney. He now works as a freelance conductor, both internationally and in Australia and has accompanied many of the world’s leading vocalists in recital, performing throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. As conductor, Simon has led many orchestras and opera companies including the Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian, Canberra and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, State Opera South Australia, Opera Queensland, The Australian Ballet, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Aldeburgh Productions in UK, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and many festivals. Simon obtained a Bachelor of Music Degree (Piano) and a Post-Graduate Diploma (Opera) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He then continued his post-graduate studies in Europe at the Royal College of Music in London and with Norman Del Mar, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Pierre Boulez, Sir Simon Rattle and James Lockhardt. He trained as a vocal coach with the leading repetiteurs from Covent Garden, English National Opera and Paris Opera.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Senior Vocals

Modern Vocals Pop and Musical Theatre


String Instruments

Wind Instruments