Victoria native Kinza Tyrrell has a Doctorate in piano and vocal coaching. Her musical education has been extensive, including study at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz,Kinza Tyrrell the International Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Merola Opera Program with world-renowned teachers Warren Jones, Martin Katz, Martin Isepp, Rudolph Jansen, Hans Graf, Gyorgy Sebok and Jon Kimura Parker.
In June 2003, Kinza competed in the Opera Coaching division of the International Belvedere Opera Competition in Vienna, winning the Bösendorfer Prize. For the past three years, she has been on the music faculty at the Canadian Opera Company and has worked as Conductor, Assistant Conductor and Senior Repetiteur at Opera Nuova in Edmonton and the Opera As Theatre Program at the Banff Centre.
Currently, Kinza is the Principle Repetiteur and Music Director of VOIS at Vancouver Opera.
Dr. Tyrrell also freelances as a solo performer, and is in great demand as a vocal coach and recitalist, having had the pleasure of working with great Canadian voices such as Isabel Bayrakdarian, John Fanning, Benjamin Butterfield, Laura Whalen, Marc Hervieux, and Daniel Taylor.