Hay has performed Rachmaninoff's second sonata at Wigmore Hall, and will play Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at the Queen Elizabeth Hall next year his concert really is not to be missed. Piano prodigy (he recorded Simon Proctor’s Sounds of Kent at the age of 12) Tyler Hay will
wow his audience with an incredible balance of formidable technique and the utmost artistry. His programme ranges from Couperin to Scriabin and will include favourite works by Beethoven and Chopin on the way.
Tyler was born in 1994 in Kent and began learning the piano at the age of six. He studied with Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for three years before gaining a place to study at the Purcell School in September 2007 where he received a scholarship from the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme and studied the piano with Tessa Nicholson. He now studies at the Royal Northern College of Music where he receives a double full scholarship under the head of keyboard, Graham Scott.
Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist, who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works. He has performed Rachmaninov's 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall, Scriabin’s 5th Sonata at the South Bank’s Purcell Room and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he will play Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in spring next year.
Michael Newman is a 'cellist of outstanding sensitivity and character. His combination of poise and genuine commitment gives a real life to his playing and is guaranteed to leave an audience wanting more. See him on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvwOd5eyEMA
Michael is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and playing as much different music as possible. He also plays piano and jazz bass, with a bit of composing on the side.