Why have an Accompanist?
There are so many beautiful solo instruments ranging from woodwind,
strings, brass, and even percussion. However the very nature of
solo instruments can lead musicians down a lonely pathway.
The fabulous aspect of accompaniment, is that there is a greater
connection with the music being played, as well as a vitality
and liveliness that could not otherwise be achieved.
Whether you are looking for exam accompaniment, or you would
simply like to have piano accompaniment as a means to learning
a particular piece, I can provide the solution you are looking
What kind of Instruments can
The short answer is 'every type of instrument'. I currently accompany
oboists, clarinetists, guitarists and cellists, as well as vocalists.
What styles of Music can you
provide Accompaniment for?
Any style. I currently provide piano accompaniment for pieces
originating from the Mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical,
Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods, including modern
pop and jazz.
What other benefits can you
offer a Soloist?
In addition to accompaniment, I also provide music mentoring,
advice, tips, ideas, and direction. I also have a digital sound
system, which I use to amplify and enhance the sound of each solo
instrument, to recreate the sound of a concert hall environment.
Furthermore, I conduct several concerts each year, which gives
soloists the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.
All accompaniment is provided using a fully tuned and voiced
Kawai Grand Piano.