I have worked as the rehearsal (and often concert) pianist for two North East-based choral groups (the Priory Singers, North Shields, and the Jesmond Choral Group, Newcastle Upon Tyne), and I also rehearse and perform with solo singers and instrumentalists. Works I have performed as the sole instrumental accompanist in concert with both a choral group and solo singers include the German Requiem by J. Brahms, Mass in C minor by W. A. Mozart, Gloria by A. Vivaldi, and various musicals by Gilbert and Sullivan. Works from my entirely solo performances include Scherzo in B flat minor by F. Chopin, Sonata No. 4 by A. Scriabin, Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin by M. Ravel, Italian Concerto by J. S. Bach, and Sonata No. 1 by A. Ginastera. In terms of qualifications, I graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with my Masters in Music (Merit) specialising in classical piano performance in 2008, and obtained a Distinction in my Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 8 Piano exam in 2000.
I also perform on the electric keyboard in bands across the country. I frequently perform alongside Mike Heron, formerly of the 1960s folk group The Incredible String Band, often joined by members of the Trembling Bells, and joined Alessis Ark for a two-week long UK tour (with the hope of more) which included the Bush Hall in London, where I performed a short set of my own songs.
Venues in which I have played alongside Mike Heron include the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (with The Album Leaf, the programme including Devendra Banhart and Gilberto Gil); the Hague, Netherlands (for a music and poetry evening including works by Michel Faber, John Burnside and Alan Bissett); the Barbican Hall, London (with musicians including Robyn Hitchcock, Richard Thompson and Green Gartside, and in a separate BBC4-broadcast event Folk Brittania in 2006, which included Vashti Bunyan and Eliza Carthy); and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on two occasions.
Available to work in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh. Also often available in Newcastle Upon Tyne and throughout the North East of England (North and South Shields, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and so on). Prepared to travel further if viable.
£ 30.00 Pounds Per Hour
Piano, Electronic Keyboard
Instrumental Accompaniment, Vocal Accompaniment
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