Graham Scott

Hailed by the Gramophone magazine as ‘an exceptional talent,’ Graham Scott has performed extensively throughout the world notably in London, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Beijing, Paris and Tokyo. He has performed as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and his numerous chamber music appearances include performances with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Chillingirian, Heath and Vertavo quartets.

Graham Scott

Graham studied with Professor Ryszard Bakst at both Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM. Since 2007 he has held the position of Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester and is Artistic Director of the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition.

Graham’s discography includes CDs of works by Scriabin, Gershwin, Chisholm, Macmillan (with French cellist Henri Demarquette) and a live recital CD from Los Angeles. He has broadcast extensively on BBC Radio and National Public Radio in the USA. He has previously collaborated with actor Sir Ian McKellen in a masterclass situation play for BBC Drama.

He became the first artist to win both the YCA Inc. auditions in New York and the YCAT auditions in London. He also won the Dudley National Piano Competition and the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain.

As a committed teacher many of his students have gone on to win top prizes in celebrated competitions including the ‘Top of the World’ competition in Norway, Rina Salo Gallo Competition in Monza, Jaen International Piano Competition, Hastings International Concerto Competition and the Harbin International Piano Competition in China to name a few. As an artistic director he has directed 12 piano festivals at the RNCM including the complete works of Frederic Chopin in his anniversary year with 153 pianists taking part.

Graham has been a member of the jury of many international piano competitions such as Horowitz Competition in Kiev, Gilels Competition in Odessa, Alessandro Casagrande Competition in Terni Italy, Rina Salo Gallo Competition in Monza Italy, Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain.

Graham Scott will be part of the PIANALE professor team for the first time in 2023.

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