Siwan Rhys – Contemporary Specialist and Head Piano Coach
Welsh Pianist, Siwan Rhys is one of the UK’s leading Contemporary Music pianists. She has performed the music of Steve Reich for the BBC Proms and is in direct collaboration with the worlds most forefront composers today.
Siwan has played at Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, St David’s Hall, Purcell Room, and as part of the BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival. She has also performed in alternative concert settings with initiatives such as Nonclassical, Live Music Now, and Multi-Story, and has recorded many times for BBC1, S4C, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio Cymru.
Siwan has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Mahogany Opera Group, Gare St Lazare Ireland, Rambert Dance, and Multi-Story Orchestra, with conductors François-Xavier Roth, Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Jesús López Cobos, Richard Baker, and Elgar Howarth amongst others.
Recent concert include performances of Charles Ives’ ‘Concord Sonata’ in France as part of the Oeuvres Monstres series, Viver’s Shiraz at the Occupy the Pianos festival, several performances of Stockhausen’s Kontakte, and Feldman’s four-hour masterpiece For Philip Guston at the Principal Sound Festival.
Siwan’s wealth of contemporary music experience and rare specialist technical expertise puts her in extremely high demand at the London Contemporary School of Piano from music producers, DJ’s, Classical pianists who require more contemporary knowledge, pianists who require precise technique as well as those who study our Contemporary Harmony Method.
Siwan has been with us for 3 years and has had a huge impact on the students who work closely with her in all of our specialised piano courses. You can read more about Siwan on her own website.