Ian was born in Bromley, making his stage debut in 1970 at the age of 8 at the Pier Theatre, Bournemouth in The Sooty Show. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dancing, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Royal College of Music, both in the Opera School and as a post-graduate.
Ian has appeared in opera and the works of Gilbert and Sullivan at major theatres and concert halls throughout the United Kingdom and in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, New York, Bermuda, The Far East and aboard the QE2 on the World Cruise.
His musical theatre work includes productions of Evita (Opera House Manchester), Cats (Opera House Blackpool), the national and international tour of Chess, Passarino & Mousieur Andre in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre, London 1998) and an extensive national tour of King’s Rhapsody.
His other work includes Stairway to the Stars, Hello, Dolly!, My One and Only (all at the London Palladium), the Cole Porter Centennial Gala at the Prince Edward Theatre, Mr Wonderful at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the Italian Singer in Around the World in Eighty Minutes at the Royal Albert Hall, all of which have been recorded for radio and on CD.
Ian is passionate vocal tuition being delivered correctly in order to protect his students’ voices and unleash their potential. He is not interested in just the singing voice but also the whole performance, encouraging all students to play to their strengths in order to unblock inhibitions and reach their desired vocal destination.