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Kelvin Lim

Postgraduate Opera Scenes Musical Director and Vocal Coach


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Kelvin Lim


Kelvin Lim trained at the Royal College of Music and has worked for companies including: the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, Grange Park Opera, English Touring Opera, Longborough Festival, Northern Ireland Opera, Neville Holt, Iford Arts and British Youth Opera. He is Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera (since 2008) and Vocal Coach at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and has coached for ROH Jette Parker and was Senior Vocal Coach for Morley College. He was also conductor for Vox Integra’s Opera Course Italy 2018.

He has gained recognition in the Wagner repertoire, is official accompanist for the Wagner Competition, recipient of the Bayreuth Bursary Prize and has worked with Anthony Negus on all Wagner operas at Longborough since 2008. Kelvin has accompanied both Sir Thomas Allen and Sir John Tomlinson in recital, and accompanied Sir John Tomlinson and Stuart Skelton on Radio 3’s “In Tune”. He has accompanied masterclasses given by Sir Antonio Pappano, Brigitte Fassbaender, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Dame Josephine Barstow, Nelly Miricioiu and performed at the Wigmore Hall, St Johns Smiths Square, and the Royal Festival Hall Clore Ballroom (as musical director for Opera Forge for the Wagner 200 celebrations in 2013).

He has conducted: Carmen (ROH Education /English Pocket Opera at the Olympic Copperbox Arena) Samson et Dalila, The Turn of the Screw, Norma, Otello, La Fille du Regiment and Acis and Galatea, La Boheme, Così Fan Tutte, Amahl and The Night Visitors, and assisted on: Der Fliegende Holländer (Longborough) Don Giovanni, Un Ballo in Maschera, Albert Herring (Steuart Bedford) Rape of Lucretia (Grimeborn) A Christmas Carol (Musgrave-Trinity Laban).

He was Chorus Master for: Opera Holland Park 2012, Chelsea Opera Group, The Mastersingers and Dorset Opera.

Other Musical Director credits

The Rinse Cycle, Samson et Dalila (Grimeborn); I Pagliacci (Opera Up Close); Hänsel and Gretel (Kings Head); La Voix Humaine ; Le Nozze di Figaro (Dulwich Opera). Future engagements: cond Cavelleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Beatrice et Benedict (Aylesbury), Die Walküre (Longborough), Madama Butterfly (Opera Up Close), i Capuleti e i Montecchi (Grimeborn).

Educational Qualifications



Bayreuth Bursary