I was a pianist for the first phase of my professional life. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, London, I continued at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, and subsequently at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. I won a range of student prizes in London and Glasgow (Blakiston Piano Prize, Mary Bruce Award, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Bach prize, Peter Lindsay-Miller Chamber Music prize, Scottish Society of Composers’ Award for contemporary performance).
I was then able to continue at the Liszt Academy thanks to a British Council award. There I studied with a range of fantastic musicians, not only as a soloist, but in chamber music ensembles, and as an accompanist. They included members of the Amadeus String Quartet, Alexander Kelly, Philip Jenkins, Gyorgy Kurtag and Ference Rados. Back then there was no YouTube, and much less recording than today, but I have found just a few archived recordings, organised under events here. Click the images!