Kelvin Lim trained at the RCM and ENO, and studied with Phillip Thomas. He has worked as repetiteur for English National Opera, (Magic Flute, Salome, Madame Butterfly, Xerxes, Billy Budd) Opera Genesis/ROH2 (development Bird of Night, Assassin Tree, Letters of a Love Betrayed, Exposure), Opera Holland Park (Carmen, La Boheme, Tosca, La Traviata, Nabucco, Fanciulla del West, Madama Butterflychorus master), English Touring Opera (Eugene Onegin, L’Infedelta delusa, Teseo), Longborough (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure), Mid-Wales Opera (Falstaff, Les Contes D’Hoffman, Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Opera Project (Marriage of Figaro), Royal Academy of Music (Magic Flute cond Colin Davis), Mastersingers (Der Ring des Niblungen, Parsifal, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Lohengrin), Bampton Classical (Marriage of Figaro, Le Pescatrici, Leonora, Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville, Capriccioso Correter, Jewel Box, La Vera Costanza, Falstaff), Co-Opera Co (La Boheme), Central School of Speech and Drama (Sweeney Todd), Dorset Opera (Cavelleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Russlan & Ludmilla), Tete-a-Tete (Push!), Broomhill (Il Trittico, dir Simon Callow), and Aldeburgh.
Kelvin Lim is Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera at Trinity College of Music, where he assisted Stueart Bedford (Albert Herring). He has also been Assistant conductor for Co-Opera Co (Albert Herring), Musical Director for: King’s Head Theatre (I Pagliacci), English Opera Singers (Macbeth), Opera Brava (Carmen, Madama Butterfly), Bampton Classical (L’Infedelta Delusa), and Central School of Speech and Drama, (Company!, Jerry Springer the Opera, Mystery of Edwin Drood). Kelvin was repetiteur for the Opera Genesis Program at Royal Opera House and for Glyndebourne. He has been Conductor for rehearsals of Magic Flute and Opera Scenes at Royal Academy of Music, official accompanist for the Wagner Society and was the first UK pianist to be awarded the Bayreuth Bursary Prize.
He has worked for John Tomlinson, Anne Evans, Mary Plazas, Anthony Rolf-Johnson, Elizabeth Connell, Sir Donald McIntyre, Jeffrey Talbot, Ludmilla Andrew, Russell Smythe, played for private coachings for Joyce DiDonato, Magdalena Koczena, Gerald Finlay and Graham Clark, and in masterclass with Antonio Pappano, John Tomlinson, Gwyneth Jones, Barry Banks, Sarah Walker, Malcolm Martineau and Diana Montague. He has regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and performed at The Linbury, London Coliseum, Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music, St James Piccadilly, St John Smiths Sq, Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, Buxton, Warwick, Winchester and Salisbury Festivals, as well as in Jerez and Granada. Engagements in 2010: CREAR scholar (with Malcolm Martineau), Exposure for ROH2 (Linbury Theatre), repetiteur for Aldeburgh Music, accompanist for the Goodall Academy (Anne Evans, John Tomlinson), Solo recital of Liszt/Wagner transcriptions and an all-Wagner recital with Sir John Tomlinson. He was also member of the contemporary six-piano chamber group Piano Circus.
Future engagements include: Siegfried for Longborough Festival Opera, Magic Flute for Co-Opera-Co. Kelvin also has upcoming lieder and solo recitals in London and Aldeburgh, with James Rutherford (Hans Sachs for Bayreuth) for the Wagner Society and Mastersingers.