Born in London, but raised and still living in Brussels, Ivan Ludlow attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. A regular guest at some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses, including Naples, Spoleto, Paris, Lyon, Athens, Toulouse, Welsh National Opera, Strasbourg, Marseille, Bordeaux, Metz, Casa da Musica (Porto), Vlaamse Oper (Antwerp), Lausanne, with conductors such as Christophe Rousset, Adam Fischer, Jan Latham Koenig, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Cyril Diedrich, Franck Ollu, Christoph Ullrich Meyer, Ludovic Morlot, Gerard Korsten and Gustav Kuhn he has, amongst others roles, sung: Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Onegin, Iarba (La Didone), Escamillo, Nevers (Les Huguenots), the Count (Capriccio), Marcello, Shadow (The Rake’s Progress), Danilo, Belcore, Aeneas, Demetrius, Traveller (Curlew River), Astrologer (Burning Fiery Furnace), Baritone (Maxwell-Davies’ No. 11 Bus).
A frequent recitalist Ivan has performed throughout Europe and the United States and is often partnered by Daniel Tong, pianist of the London Bridge Ensemble. He appears in concert with orchestras such as Ensemble Modern, Remix Ensemble, Le Parlement de Musique, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Il Seminario Musicale, and Divino Sospiro.