Igor Kennaway

Profile updated 15/02/19

Regional Qualification(s):



English, German

Phone Number(s):

07957-326597, 01568770744

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Bi-lingual German/English. Studied History/Art History at Cambridge and then piano & conducting at the Royal Academy of Music & the Salzburg 'Mozarteum'; PGCE/QTS-teaching experience;Opera & Orchestral conductor with major opera houses/orchestras; have held professorships at music conservatoires, lecturer & public speaker. Conducted, taught and resident in Germany for 12 years, also conducting in France,Italy,Iceland & Ireland. Have devised,guided,tour-managed throughout UK & Europe, specialist tours/panoramics. Historic houses/gardens/museums/opera & music festivals, walking tours for wide range of ages and backgrounds, from retired and active professional executives to university graduates and students.Have also worked as translator/interpreter. Member of the National Trust. Gained my Blue Badge in 1999. I am accredited to guide the British Museum, the V & A, the National Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury Cathedral. I have guided throughout the entire British Isles and have led, guided and lectured many architectural, art history and classical music tours throughout much of mainland Europe.

Personal Interests:

Courtauld & Wallace Collections,Walking tours
Westminster,Whitehall,St James'
Museum,Tate Britain,British Museum,
City of London,National Gallery, Victoria & Albert
Historic Houses & Gardens
Oxford & The Cotswolds
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Cathedrals, Abbeys & Monasteries

Special Interests:


I have lectured at what used to be called 'The Prince of Wales's School of Architecture' and led seminars there for graduates studying architecture. I have expert knowledge of the major architecture styles from the Classical to Modern Architecture and have guided specialist tours throughout London concentrating on the most significant modern developments in the City of London, Docklands and the City of Westminster.

Walking Tours

I have led walking tours in London, Canterbury, Oxford, Bath, Winchester, York,Wells, Edinburgh,Glasgow and St Ives


I have guided groups to Sissinghurst, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Place, Kew, Hever Castle, Westonbirt, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Heligan, Trewithen, Glendurgan, Trebah & The Eden Project


I guide small specialist groups in the National Gallery, The Victoria & Albert, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, The Courtauld, The Wallace Collection

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle (accredited guide),Hampton Court, Kensington Palace,Tower of London,Hever,Leeds,Arundel,and many more

History & Prehistory

As a History graduate from Cambridge University, I have a strong knowledge of British and European History which allows me to put our political & cultural heritage into perspective for visitors


I am an opera & orchestral conductor, as well as a pianist, teacher and lecturer,with a career performing in opera houses, festivals, concert halls and radio throughout Europe.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

I have taken countless groups to many such historic houses and castles throughout the England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Cornwall.

Regional Tours

London, East of England, South East, Southern, East Midlands, Heart of England, West Country-South West England, Scotland, Southern Ireland

London Areas in Depth

Docklands,the City of London, the West End, St James,Westminster, Whitehall, Hampstead & Highgate, Kensington & Chelsea

Churches & Cathedrals

I guide throughout the UK with a specialist knowledge of the architecture and history of our most important cathedrals, abbeys and churches

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