Iain Sloan was a chorister at King Edward VI School, Southampton, performing throughout the UK as well as touring much of Europe and the United States. He then attended Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, studying piano, violin and voice as well as the art of piano accompaniment at The Guildhall School of Music in London.
Following graduation Iain taught extensively in south-east London as well as training young people for operatic work on behalf of English National Opera. He sang with the London Bach Society (directed by Paul Steinitz) taking part in numerous broadcasts and recordings as part of the Society’s project to perform all of Bach’s cantatas. In 1984 he moved to Bristol taking up the position of Head of Music at The Downs School, Wraxall. During this period he developed his career as a solo singer working with choral societies throughout the UK as well as directing two choirs in Bristol.
Since 1992 Iain has been based in the Midlands and was Director of Music at Malvern College and conductor of Malvern Festival Chorus from 2000 to 2014. He continues to work as tenor soloist for many choirs as well as singing on a freelance basis for Ex Cathedra with whom he has recorded extensively including radio and television work for the BBC. He has also worked with The Chorus of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the London Handel Choir and the Netherlands Radio Choir.
Iain enjoys his work as an ABRSM examiner and this has given him the opportunity to visit many parts of the UK as well as the Republic of Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Africa.