Keval Shah


Keval Shah performs extensively as a song accompanist, and his recital schedule has taken him across the UK and Europe, with recent appearances at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder Festivals, as well as live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Competition successes include the Accompanists' Prize at the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, first prize at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with duo partner Michael Mofidian, second prize at the Rex Stephens/Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Competition, and the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include performances of Wolf’s complete Mörike Lieder and Italienisches Liederbuch, and debut recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s, Smith Square and the Heidelberger Frühling.

In addition to his work as a song accompanist, Keval is a passionate vocal coach. He trained at the North Sea Vocal Academy in Denmark with Audrey Hyland and Richard Hetherington, and regularly works as an assistant to Mary King and Stephen Varcoe. Keval combines his work as a coach with teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music's Junior Academy and at Cambridge University.

Keval graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 2015, with double-first class honours and all the major Music prizes, before reading for a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with Distinction and receiving the DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. He is currently a Fellow at the Academy, and continues to study with Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Audrey Hyland.

Keval is a Britten Pears Young Artist and an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, and is a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, with whom he has given recitals for the Park Lane Group and Austrian Cultural Forum. 

He is extremely grateful for the generous support of the Winifred Christie Trust, the Viola Tunnard Trust, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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