David Kidd


A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1998, David originally trained as an actor, receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1991. He also received a Masters of Music Degree from QUT in 2005 and was named their Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding alumni of the year in 2006.

From 1998 to 2007 David toured with Australian ensemble The Ten Tenors, performing around the country as well as in Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the USA. In 2002 he received the Centenary Medal (for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Music Industry) and in 2004 a MO (with The Ten Tenors for Variety Group of the Year). David has recorded on albums totalling over 1.3 million sales worldwide, including Colours (1999), Untied (2001), A Not so Silent Night (2001), One is Not Enough (2002), Larger then Life (2003), Tenology (2004), Here’s to the Heroes (2006) and Nostalgica (2008). David career highlights with the Tenors include recording at Abbey Road and Sir George Martin’s Air Studios, being a guest at the 2005 Emmy Awards in The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and singing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Royal Albert Hall. In September of 2008, David joined with fellow “retired” members of TTT to form Tenorissimo, a four-part incarnation of the touring show.

Recently David has performed as a guest artist with Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage, on tour with Helen Donaldson in The Sound of Julie Andrews and as a soloist with the Queensland Pops Orchestra. For Opera Queensland he toured as iconic Australian tenor Donald Smith in Waltzing Our Matilda.