Kit Downes is a BBC Jazz Award winner and Mercury Music Award nominee

He has toured the world playing piano, church organ and harmonium with his own bands (ENEMY, Troyka and Elt and Vyamanikal), as well as with artists including Squarepusher, Empirical, Benny Greb, Thomas Strønen, Aidan O'Rourke and Django Bates and with composer Max de Wardener.

He has written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Stavanger Konserthus, Ensemble Klang at ReWire Festival, the Scottish Ensemble, Cologne Philharmonie, BBC Radio 3 and the Wellcome Trust, as well as collaborating with film-makers, video game developers and classical composers.

He is an alumnus of the Academy and now holds a Fellowship.