Brian Hughes - Teacher of Piano (North West London)
Irish pianist Brian Hughes has recently graduated with Distinction in a Master of Performance in Collaborative Piano at the Royal College of Music, where he also took modules in improvisation and composition for screen.
He has performed across a wide variety of genres, including art song, opera, musical theatre, popular and orchestral. Venues he has performed in across London include the Royal Albert Hall (opening ceremony of the ATP Champions' Tennis Finals), Wigmore Hall, Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over Seas League (Irish Heritage concert) and recitals in churches such as St Marylebone (with flautist Amy Gillen), St. James' Sussex Gardens (with soprano Leilani Barratt) and St. George's Hanover Square.
Brian was the musical director and arranger/composer for a new musical entitled The Ballad of the Cosmo Cafe in 2019, which was performed in Belsize Park as part of the Insiders/Outsiders festival. He was also a Leeds Lieder Young Artist in 2019 and also performed at a lecture recital at
the 2019 Oxford Lieder Festival.
During his undergraduate, Brian specialised in arranging, orchestration, harmony and counterpoint, which enables him to teach up to Grade 8 theory and beyond. He thoroughly enjoys improvising, and incorporates improvisation into his music lessons, as well as playing by ear and composing.