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Christopher Seed & Nao Dickson
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Programme includes… Piazzola “ Histoire du Tango”, Gershwin "Three Preludes” & Schubert.
Nao Dickson was born in Japan and came to England to study at The Royal Academy of Music where she gained her BMus, LRAM and LTCL. She studied piano performance with Graeme Humphrey, chamber music with Geoffrey Pratley and voice with Elizabeth Richie. Since her winning the second prize in Concorso Internazionale Di Interpretazione Musicale “Citta Di Racconigi” in Italy with violinist Yoko Muraoka, She has been a regular guest for the concert series at St Bride’s church and St Mary Abbot in London. She was recently a guest pianist with the Riverstrings Quartet performing Dvorak's Piano Quartet. She also enjoys accompanying, working as a Kodaly practitioner, and teaches piano at Winchester College.
Christopher Seed studied at the Royal College of Music with Peter Element and John Barstow from 1982 to 1987 and made is debut at St John’s, Smith Square in 1990. Writing in Music & Musicians, Yonty Solomon described his playing as having ˜mesmeric charm, intimacy and bravura aplenty˜. He has gone on to give solo and duo recitals at venues such as the QEH, Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room as well as broadcasting for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television. He has taught at Winchester College and the Royal College of Music and is currently an examiner for ABRSM. His composition Thumbelina the Musical has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and across the U.S., being nominated for the U.S. National Arts Theatre Awards. His main claim to fame is his creation of the world´s first left-handed piano in 1998. It is designed in mirror image from a conventional instrument, with high notes to the left to allow more of the melodic lines to be played in his dominant left hand. With his left-handed piano, he has performed and broadcast worldwide, most notably for the Queen of Belgium, live on RTL Television, and more recently at the 2015 World Piano Conference in Novi Sad.
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