Adam Swayne

DM, MMus, MusB (Hons),GRNCM

Junior Academy - Piano

Lecturer and Head of Chamber Music at the University of Chichester

Programme Director for Riot Ensemble and Music Director for CoMA Sussex

Compositions featured on BBC Television and in various festivals

Pianist and composer Adam studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music before completing his doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar in the USA. His principal teachers were Ursula Oppens, John Gough and John Casken. Alongside first class degrees he has been awarded several prizes for performance and the Sir Thomas Beecham Medal for all-round achievement in music.

He now combines his performing and composing work with lecturing at the University of Chichester, where he is Head of Chamber Music, and teaching at Lancing College in addition to his work with Junior Academy. He has received commissions for compositions funded by the Scottish Arts Council, Hope Scott Trust and Arts Council England through the National Lottery. His work has been featured in festivals and on BBC Television, and he has also performed at the BBC Proms and at London’s Purcell Room, St Martin in-the-Fields and St James’ Piccadilly. He is also Programme Director for the London-based Riot Ensemble and Music Director of CoMA Sussex.

The Times described him as ‘a pianist of formidable technique and high intelligence’ and the Evening Standard as ‘an ideal blend of panache and subtlety’.

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