Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
David Elwin studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Jean Harvey, Max Pirani and Rex Stephens. His first professional work was as staff pianist with the Royal Ballet, and later the English National Ballet. He regularly performed as piano soloist in reduced versions of both companies in nationwide venues. In 1992 he left ENB to follow a freelance career and is now engaged combining activities as repetiteur, duo partner, soloist, instrumental coach and teacher.
Michael Pandya is a versatile young pianist specialising in song and chamber music. He has appeared in performance with many eminent singers and his recital schedule has taken him across the UK, Europe and the USA. Michael has received numerous prizes including the Paul Hamburger Prize, The Brenda Webb Award, Joan Chissels/Rex Stephens Schumann Lieder Prize, the Vivian Langrish Piano Prize and the Pianists Prize at the Rosenblatt North London Singing Competition. Recent engagements have included appearances at the Wigmore Hall, KlaverFestRuhr, Newbury Spring Festival, Leeds Lieder Festival, Royal Overseas-League
teacher. From 1987 until 1995 he was house accompanist for the renowned voice trainers Audrey Langford and Andrew Field, working with a distinguished roster of singers including Joan Rogers, Susan Bullock, Stephen Varcoe and Martyn Hill. In 2002 he was accompanist in residence for the first London Lieder Competition. Until July 2011 he worked for fifteen years with students at the Kent Music Academy as pianist and coach for concerts and examinations.
London, Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Series, Aberdeen Youth Festival, the Barbican Hall and several live performances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Up and coming performances include the Oxford Lieder Festival, Barnes Music Festival and Harrogate International Festival with further recitals in Brugge, Leeds , Edinburgh and Belfast. He is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and a Samling Artist and has given recitals for the Park Lane Group
and the Concordia Foundation. In 2017 He was recipient of the Graham Johnson Fellowship at SongFest, Los Angeles. Michael graduated from The Queen’s College, Oxford with a First Class Honours degree in 2015 and now studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama having graduated with a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017.