OMWPA Tutors, Lecturers & Performers

 Tutors & Lecturers 2016:

  • Andrew Ball - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; former Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music; current Professor of Piano & Fellow of the Royal College of Music

  • Jonathan Bloxham - 
     
  • Graham Caskie - International Concert Pianist; Professor of Piano at Chetham's School of Music; Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • Thomas Carroll - International Concert Cellist & Conductor; Principal Conductor & Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia; Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music; Professor of Cello at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Carole Cerasi - International Concert Harpichordist & Fortepiano player; recipient of the 1999 Gramaphone Instrumental Award; recipient of the Diapason d’Or de l’Année (twice); Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Royal Academy of Music; Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Michael Dussek - Senior Tutor in Ensemble Piano; Head of Piano Accompaniment & Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music

  • Douglas Finch - International Concert Pianist & Improvisor; former Head of Keyboard; current Professor of Piano and Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Dr. Stephen Goss - former Professor of Composition at the Yehudi Menuhin School; current Chair of Composition & Director of Research at the University of Surrey; Professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music; Director of the International Guitar Research Centre

  • Daniel Grimwood - 

  • Anthony Hewitt - International Concert Pianist; Artistic Director of the Ulverston Music Festival; Professor of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Leslie Howard - International Concert Pianist; Composer; Arranger; President of the Liszt Society, President of the Alkan Society, score editor for Boosey & Hawkes, Editio Musica Budapest and others, recipient of France’s ‘Grand Prix du Disque’ (6 times); recipient of the Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal and Citation by the Hungarian Government; recipient of the American Liszt Society's Medal of Honor; recipient of the Medal of St. Stephen from the President of Hungary; holder of the Guiness Book of Records for completing the largest recording project ever undertaken by a solo recording artist (including pop artists); the only pianist to have recorded the complete solo piano works of Franz Liszt

  • Julian Jacobson - International Concert Pianist; Chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE); former Head of Keyboard at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; current Professor of Piano & Chamber Music at the Royal College of Music; Professor of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire; Guest Professor at Xiamen University
     
  • Mikhail Kazakevich - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano of the Gorky State Conservatoire; former Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music; Co-founder of the National Sheepdrove Piano Competition

  • Boris Kucharsky - 

  • Murray McLachlan - International Concert Pianist; Chair of the UK section of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK), Founder of the Manchester International Concerto competition for young pianists, Founder/Artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists; recipient of the knighthood by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem for services music in Malta; recipient of an honorary doctorate by the University of Dundee; editor of ‘Piano Professional Magazine’; Head of Keyboard of the Chetham’s School of Music & Professor of Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music

  • Melanie Spanswick - former Professor at Reading University & the Royal College of Music (Junior department); current Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Music Festivals; owner of the blog ‘The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog’ 

Special Guest 2016:

  • Alberto Portugheis - 

Performers 2016:

  • Concordia Foundation: Natasha Day -

  • Talent Unlimited: Ning Hui See - 

  • Piano Trio Society: Bedriska Trio -

  • Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE): Victor Lim - 

  • Jesus Reina - 

  • Martin Fogel+Patrik Kleemola - 

  • David Malusa - 


Tutors & Lecturers 2014:

  • Dominic Alldis - International Concert Jazz Pianist; Author; Business Speaker; Founder of Music & Management Ltd; Honorary Associate & Professor at the Royal Academy of Music; Steinway Artist

  • Andrew Ball - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; former Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music; current Professor of Piano & Fellow of the Royal College of Music
     
  • Graham Caskie - International Concert Pianist; Professor of Piano at Chetham's School of Music; Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • Thomas Carroll - International Concert Cellist & Conductor; Principal Conductor & Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia; Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music; Professor of Cello at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Carole Cerasi - International Concert Harpichordist & Fortepiano player; recipient of the 1999 Gramaphone Instrumental Award; recipient of the Diapason d’Or de l’Année (twice); Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Royal Academy of Music; Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Douglas Finch - International Concert Pianist & Improvisor; former Head of Keyboard; current Professor of Piano and Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Dr. Stephen Goss - former Professor of Composition at the Yehudi Menuhin School; current Chair of Composition & Director of Research at the University of Surrey; Professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music; Director of the International Guitar Research Centre

  • Anthony Hewitt - International Concert Pianist; Artistic Director of the Ulverston Music Festival; Professor of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Leslie Howard - International Concert Pianist; Composer; Arranger; President of the Liszt Society, President of the Alkan Society, score editor for Boosey & Hawkes, Editio Musica Budapest and others, recipient of France’s ‘Grand Prix du Disque’ (6 times); recipient of the Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal and Citation by the Hungarian Government; recipient of the American Liszt Society's Medal of Honor; recipient of the Medal of St. Stephen from the President of Hungary; holder of the Guiness Book of Records for completing the largest recording project ever undertaken by a solo recording artist (including pop artists); the only pianist to have recorded the complete solo piano works of Franz Liszt

  • Julian Jacobson - International Concert Pianist; Chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE); former Head of Keyboard at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; current Professor of Piano & Chamber Music at the Royal College of Music; Professor of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire; Guest Professor at Xiamen University
     
  • Mikhail Kazakevich - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano of the Gorky State Conservatoire; former Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music; Co-founder of the National Sheepdrove Piano Competition
     
  • Terence Lewis - former Piano Buyer for Harrods; current Managing Director & Co-owner of Jaques Samuel Pianos

  • Murray McLachlan - International Concert Pianist; Chair of the UK section of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK), Founder of the Manchester International Concerto competition for young pianists, Founder/Artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists; recipient of the knighthood by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem for services music in Malta; recipient of an honorary doctorate by the University of Dundee; editor of ‘Piano Professional Magazine’; Head of Keyboard of the Chetham’s School of Music & Professor of Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music

  • Ruth Nye MBE - former Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music; current Professor of Piano & Fellow of the Royal College of Music; Professor of Piano at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Melanie Spanswick - former Professor at Reading University & the Royal College of Music (Junior department); current Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Music Festivals; owner of the blog ‘The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog’

  • Dr. Aleksander Szram - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  

  • Tomasz Ziemski - 1993 Baltic Ballroom Dance Champion; former owner of one of the biggest dance schools in Poland

Performers 2014:

  • Mihai Ritivoiu - winner of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE) 2014 Senior Intercollegiate Competition; winner of the Dinu Lipatti National Competition in Bucharest in 2010; top prizewinner in the George Enescu International Competition in 2011; top prizewinner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist Competition in 2014


Tutors & Lecturers & Performers 2012:

  • Dominic Alldis - International Concert Jazz Pianist; Author; Business Speaker; Founder of Music & Management Ltd; Honorary Associate & Professor at the Royal Academy of Music; Steinway Artist

  • Andrew Ball - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; former Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music; current Professor of Piano & Fellow of the Royal College of Music
     
  • Graham Caskie - International Concert Pianist; Professor of Piano at Chetham's School of Music; Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

  • Douglas Finch - International Concert Pianist & Improvisor; former Head of Keyboard; current Professor of Piano and Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Dr. Stephen Goss - former Professor of Composition at the Yehudi Menuhin School; current Chair of Composition & Director of Research at the University of Surrey; Professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music; Director of the International Guitar Research Centre

  • Anthony Hewitt - International Concert Pianist; Artistic Director of the Ulverston Music Festival; Professor of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire
     
  • Mikhail Kazakevich - International Concert Pianist; former Professor of Piano of the Gorky State Conservatoire; former Professor of Piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music; Co-founder of the National Sheepdrove Piano Competition
     
  • Terence Lewis - former Piano Buyer for Harrods; current Managing Director & Co-owner of Jaques Samuel Pianos

  • Murray McLachlan - International Concert Pianist; Chair of the UK section of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK), Founder of the Manchester International Concerto competition for young pianists, Founder/Artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer school and festival for Pianists; recipient of the knighthood by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem for services music in Malta; recipient of an honorary doctorate by the University of Dundee; editor of ‘Piano Professional Magazine’; Head of Keyboard of the Chetham’s School of Music & Professor of Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music

  • Rebecca Miller - former Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; former Conducting Fellow of The Houston Symphony; and current Artistic Director of The New Professionals Orchestra & Music Director of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society and Orchestra

  • Ruth Nye MBE - former Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music; current Professor of Piano & Fellow of the Royal College of Music; Professor of Piano at the Yehudi Menuhin School

  • Melanie Spanswick - former Professor at Reading University & the Royal College of Music (Junior department); current Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Music Festivals; owner of the blog ‘The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog’

  • Dr. Aleksander Szram - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  


Tutors & Lecturers & Performers 2010:

  • Andrew Ball -

  • Simon Callaghan - 

  • Michael Dussek -

  • Douglas Finch -

  • Martin Fogel - 

  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad - the youngest composer to win two awards in the same year at the BASCA British Composer Awards; won the BBC Young Composer Competition; awarded a PRS Women Make Music award; awarded the Leverhulme Trust Artists in Residence Fellowship at the University of Cambridge; awarded the Wicklow County Council Per Cent for Arts Commission (Ireland); Music Fellow at Rambert Dance; the first DARE Cultural Fellow in the Opera Related Arts; compositions awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society, Composition Prize (UK), the Sun River Composition Prize (China), The International String Orchestra Composition Competition (Malta), The Bliss Prize (UK), the first Robert Helps International Composition Prize (University of Florida), the Mendelssohn Scholarship (UK) and the Cambridge Composer's Competition (UK)

  • Dr. Stephen Goss -

  • Murray McLachlan - 

  • Ruth Nye MBE -

  • John-Paul Williams - highly experienced piano tuner & technician; former Professor at the Metropolitan University (London); author of the book 'The Piano'