Keval Shah

pianist

Keval Shah performs extensively as a song accompanist, and his recital schedule has taken him across the UK and Europe, including to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh Fringe, Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder Festivals, and to the Danish National Centre of the Performing Arts. Recent competition successes include prizes at the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and the Rex Stephens/Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize, as well as winning the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with regular duo partner Michael Mofidian. Future engagements include performances of Wolf’s complete Mörike Lieder and Italienisches Liederbuch, and debut recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s, Smith Square and at the Heidelberger Frühling in April 2018.

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. 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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