Hamish Brown is a pianist, accompanist, organist and arranger based in London, UK. An award-winning and versatile musician, Hamish has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in venues including the Royal Over-Seas League, the V&A Museum and the Royal Festival Hall, and events including the Leeds Lieder Festival and Deal Festival.
In 2016, Hamish performed in the RCM Rising Stars series at the Cadogan Hall, at Wigmore Hall with baritone Huw Montague Rendall, and was selected as a student of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, supported by a Viola Tunnard Scholarship. In March 2017, Hamish and tenor Peter Harris (www.peterharris.co.uk) were selected as one of the two winning duos for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform; this has led to performances at St John’s, Smith Square, Oxford Lieder Festival, and the forthcoming International Lied Festival Zeist in May 2018.
Hamish has taken part in masterclasses given by pianists such as Anna Markland, Ronan O’Hora, Philip Fowke, Peter Lawson, Michael Dussek and Graham Johnson, and played in masterclasses by singers such as Edith Wiens, Roderick Williams, Simon Keenlyside, Elly Ameling and Sir Thomas Allen. As an orchestral pianist, he has performed with orchestras including the RCM Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia, under conductors including Jac van Steen, John Wilson, Vladimir Jurowski, Brett Dean, Martin André, Michael Seal and Simon Over.
Originally from Wiltshire, Hamish read music at the University of Manchester, studying piano with Andrew Wilde, and graduating with First Class Honours. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music, studying Piano Accompaniment with Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles, graduating in July 2016 with Distinction. During his studies, he won first prizes for accompaniment in all of the RCM vocal competitions (Brooks-van der Pump, Lies Askonas, Lieder Competition and Joan Chissell Schumann Prize).
Musicians’ Company Award: RCM Lambert Scholarship 2015
Page Updated: May 2018