Kelvin Lim trained at the Royal College of Music, and English National Opera, studied under Phillip Thomas, and has worked as repetiteur for ENO, ROH2, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, ETO, Longborough, Mid-Wales Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Aldeburgh, Tete-a-Tete, Opera Project and at Royal Academy of Music. Kelvin is Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera at Trinity College of Music, (also assisted Stueart Bedford Albert Herring). He has coached for Jette Parker Young Artists ROH, was Chorus Master for Opera Holland Park in 2012, and Assistant Chorus Master for Dorset Opera in 2013 and was Senior Coach at Morley College Opera. Kelvin is musical director of his own company Opera Forge -performing semi staged scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen at RFH Clore Ballroom as part of the Wagner 200 Festival and at St Johns Smith Sq.
As conductor/pianist: I Pagliacci, Hansel & Gretel (Kings Head Theatre), Cosi fan Tutte (Shelley Theatre) Macbeth (St James Piccadilly), Carmen, Madam Butterfly (Opera Brava), L’Infedelta Delusa (Bampton Classical Opera on tour). Kelvin is a CREAR Scholar, Bayreuth Bursary Prize winner, and the official accompanist for the Wagner Society.He has accompanied coachings with Sir John Tomlinson, Dame Anne Evans, Joyce DiDonato, Mary Plazas, Anthony Rolf-Johnson, Sir Donald McIntyre, Magdalena Koczena, Gerald Finlay, Graham Clark, and accompanied masterclasses with Antonio Pappano, Sir John Tomlinson, Susan Bullock, Gwyneth Jones, Sally Burgess, Barry Banks, Sarah Walker, Malcolm Martineau and Diana Montague. He has regularly broadcast on Radio 3, and accompanied Sir John Tomlinson both on In Tune, and in recital. He gave a lieder recital in the Royal Opera House Crush Bar lunchtime recital series.
Recent engagements: Ring Cycle for Longborough Festival Opera, Macbeth for NI Opera. Future engagements: Tristan & Isolde for Longborough, La Boheme for Nevill Holt, and conductor/pianist Turn of the Screw- Seastar Opera.