Nigel Foster is one of Britain’s leading accompanists. He has played for singers including Roderick Williams, Ailish Tynan, James Newby, Julien Van Mellaerts, Elizabeth Watts, Ian Partridge, Sarah Walker, Yvonne Kenny, Helen Field, Neil Jenkins, Louise Winter, Stephen Varcoe, James Gilchrist, Sergei Leiferkus, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Ruby Hughes, Marcus Farnsworth, Anna Devin, Gillian Keith and Jane Manning, and instrumentalists including violinist Madeleine Mitchell.
Nigel is the founder, director and pianist of the London Song Festival, an annual event promoting the song repertoire. In addition to featuring internationally known artists, the Festival acts as a major showcase for young up-and-coming singers. Further details may be seen at www.londonsongfestival.org
Nigel studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won every prize and award available for piano accompaniment. His teachers have included Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside.
Nigel performs regularly at major venues including the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, St John Smith Square and Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and St David's Hall in Cardiff. In his formative years he played for Graham Johnson’s ‘Songmakers’ Almanac’ and worked with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner and Georg Solti, playing for singers such as Renee Fleming, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Nigel's CD recordings include several discs of songs and anthologies. He features on the soundtrack of 'Woman in Gold' featuring Helen Mirren and the French film 'L'Homme est une Femme comme les Autres', has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has appeared on television in several European countries including France, Serbia and Greece.
Nigel performs extensively abroad, having played in most European countries, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia, Israel, the USA, Canada and South America.
£ 50.00 Pounds Per Hour
This figure is of course only a rough guide - my fee varies according to the occasion and the circumstances.