George Rowley - Teacher of Piano (Online)
George Rowley gave his first public performance in Bristol aged 9, winning first prize at the Technics National Music Festival. He later received a scholarship to the Junior Conservatoire in Birmingham to work with Magdalena Nasidlak, before embarking on his undergraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst at RWCMD, George was accepted to study on an ERASMUS exchange programme at the prestigious Hannover Hoschschule für Musik under Professor Christopher Oakden, before graduating with a first class honours degree in 2015.
George has since pursued studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from where he graduated with the highest Distinction in his cohort and has most recently been a pupil of professor László Borbély at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
As a pianist, George has performed professionally throughout the country and abroad in both solo and collaborative recitals, including appearances at the Winchester Festival, the Holywell Rooms and the Liddell Concert Series.
In addition to this, George has participated in masterclasses with pianists such as Nikolai Demidenko, Freddy Kempf, Steven Osbourne, Natalia Trull and Peter Donohoe and has reached the final stages of many competitions including the intercollegiate Beethoven competition, the Ian Stoutzker Prize and the RWCMD Concerto Competition. Most recent successes include winning second prize at the Brighton Concerto Competition, and being awarded the highly coveted ‘Weingarten Scholarship’, for a fully funded year of study at the Franz Liszt Academy.
George is now based in the West Midlands where he is in high demand as a performer and teacher. He is currently a professor of piano at the Junior Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is due to join the keyboard faculty of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation in September 2020. Performances scheduled for the Autumn 2020 season include a solo appearance at the Stourbridge Piano Festival, a concerto engagement with Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto at the Routh Hall in Bromsgrove with the Kidderminster Festival Orchestra.