Kaidi Shen – Bass Baritone
Kaidi Shen, bass-baritone was born in Shanghai, China. He
graduated from the Shanghai conservatory of Music in 2014 with
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He studied with Guang Yang, who
won the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1997.
In July 2016, Kaidi graduated from the MA opera course at the
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where he worked with Eric
Roberts and Ingrid Surgenor.
During his course, he played the roles of Superintendant Budd in
“Albert Herring”, Badger and Pastor in “The Cunning Little Vixen”,
Bartolo in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Pistola in “Falstaff”. Opera
scenes included “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Cosi fan tutte”, “Don
Kaidi was awarded a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship to support his
studies. He also won the Dorothy Davies Ingram Pontypridd Male
Voice Choir Award and the Harlequin Agency Prize.
Kaidi returned to RWCMD in September 2016 to continue his
studies in the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional
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