Simon Keenlyside was born in London. Both his father and his grandfather were professional violinists. He studied the violin as a child, but never took it seriously. Prefering to sing, at age eight he joined the choir school of St John's College Cambridge with George Guest, where he remained for six years.
Simon returned to St John's College Cambridge in 1980 as a choral scholar, initially reading Anthropology. Having graduated, he won a Peter Moore Foundation Scholarship (1985) and chose to join the Royal Northern College of Music to study voice. He made his first stage appearance as a baritone in 1987. He moved to Salzburg, Hamburg, and Scotland singing with the Hamburg Staatsoper and the Scottish Opera, where he began making his mark with leading roles around the world.
Simon KeenlysideMark TinklerAnthony Way 42 tracks. Includes trebles Simon Keenlyside, Anthony Way, Mark Tinkler, and King's College Choir, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Winchester Cathedral Choir.