Simon Callaghan PIANO

Simon Callaghan studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music with Bernard Roberts and was awarded a full scholarship to study with Yonty Solomon at the Royal College of Music, London from where he graduated with first class honours.

His recent schedule has included appearances at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and St David’s Hall, Cardiff.  He has performed many engagements in the UK, throughout Europe and in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. He has also broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ITV and BBC Television.  He holds the Anthony Saltmarsh Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music.

Simon’s busy performing schedule has included two residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada and he has given performances of the rarely heard Piano Concerto by Michael Tippett and the Third Concerto of Nikolay Medtner.  He is a founder member of the Werther Ensemble whose future projects include a complete cycle of the chamber music of Brahms.  Together with pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi he formed the Parnassius Piano Duo.

As a teacher Simon is Head of Piano of the Ingenium Music Academy, Winchester and a member of the faculty at Harrow School. He has given masterclasses around the world, most recently in Malaysia and Thailand.  He is also Artistic Director of the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts in London.

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