Thanks to prolific careers both as pianist and award-winning broadcaster, Iain is one of the UK’s best known musicians. Iain has worked with a huge number of international singers, notably Dame Margaret Price, Rosa Feola, Ailish Tynan, Joyce DiDonato, Laurence Brownlee, Roderick Williams, and Bryn Terfel, among many others. He has recorded more than 60 CDs, often created around neglected composers, where his curatorial skills are displayed to the full. He is a great champion of young singers, playing a crucial role in introducing them to a wider audience. This year he has taken on an additional role, as founding member of Trio Balthasar, alongside violinist Michael Foyle and cellist Tim Hugh. Innovative programme planning has led Iain to expand his concert work into a hybrid form of music theatre, creating staged work around Brahms (Shining Armour), Wagner (The View from the Villa) and Gurney (A Soldier and a Maker). He has broadcast extensively on both radio and TV, notably as host of BBC R3’s acclaimed Voices series. In addition to a long association with London’s Guildhall School, Iain is Visiting International Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. He is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera, Surrey. Future projects include Ludlow Day and the Rachmaninov Song Series at Wigmore Hall, recitals in Zurich with Rosa Feola and Amsterdam with Roderick Williams, and concerts with Trio Balthasar in Italy and Belgium. He has served on a number of juries: Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels, both for piano and voice; Honens International Piano Competition, Canada; Wigmore Hall International Song Competition; BBC Young Musician.

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