Ingrid studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and with the legendary accompanist Gerald Moore
She began her career at the Glyndebourne Festival and in addition to a long association with Welsh National Opera, has worked at the Vienna, Taormina, Wexford and Hong Kong Festivals and with conductors including Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Bernard Haitink, Christoph Von Dohnanyi, Pierre Boulez, Kisushi Ono, Sir Charles Mackerras and Maurizio Benini.
She spent nine seasons at the Bayreuth Festival, four as head of music preparation for Parsifal, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli and directed by Wolfgang Wagner. She has given recitals in Aix-en-Provence, Aalborg, Bergen, Dordrecht, Dublin, Edinburgh, Passau, San Francisco, Stockholm and Zwickau and at opera houses in Brussels, Marseille, Munich, Oslo, at the Teatro Amazonas Brazil and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Ingrid’s television and radio performances have included career documentaries, song recitals and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition where she enjoyed much acclaim as official accompanist for nearly twenty years. She has made many recordings including a series of the complete songs of Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi for the Naxos label.
Ingrid is a senior coach at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the National Opera Studio, London, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and is the principal opera coach at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
She has adjudicated at many competitions including the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship and Richard Lewis Prize at the Academy, the John McCormack and the Veronica Dunne Prizes in Dublin and the International Festival at Llangollen, Wales. She was a member of the DVD jury for the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and in November 2013 was a jury member for the first Beijing International Music Competition.
Ingrid is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London and has been granted Honorary Fellowships by the University of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In June 2000 received an MBE from the Queen for services to music.