Philippa Harrison, piano: Biography

Philippa Harrison has an extensive and varied career performing as soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and abroad. Her work as a chamber musician has been widely praised, featuring a broad repertoire and specialising in contemporary music. She is a member of the Albany Trio, current Park Lane Group Young Artists, with whom she has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3; performing live in concert as part of International Women’s Day 2016 and appearing on BBC Radio 3 Proms Extra. The Albanys are alumni Richard Carne Junior Fellows at the Royal College of Music, winners of the Gwyneth George Award, finalists of the St Martin's Chamber Music Competition and featured artists by Making Music and the Concordia Foundation.

Philippa's concert highlights include performances at St John's Smith Square, Fairfield Halls, The Bridgewater Hall, St James's Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, The Banff Centre, and recitals at the Tromso Festival, Harrogate International Festival and the Liszt Society Festival. Philippa's interest in contemporary music has led to frequent commissioning of new works and collaborations with composers including Charlotte Bray, Judith Bingham, Rory Boyle, Rachel Stott and Judith Weir. In both 2014 and 2015 Philippa was selected to attend winter residencies at the Banff Centre, where she premiered Duelogue by Rory Boyle with the Willshire Piano Duo, and Those Secret Eyes by Charlotte Bray.

Versatile and wide-ranging in her experience, Philippa is dedicated to educational work. She strives to encourage and familiarise young people with classical and contemporary music through her workshop leadership, and as piano teacher at Junior Guildhall.

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