Ian Carmalt

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Ian has been accompanying the Faversham Choral Society's rehearsals, and most of its Christmas and summer concerts, since November 1996. Ian studied at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, whence he graduated with a BA (1st Class Hons) in Music. During this period, he began to take a serious interest in accompanying and playing chamber music, which led him to move to Canterbury to study at Christ Church (now University) College with Kathryn Page and Derek Hyde for his Masters degree in this subject.

Ian is now a freelance ensemble pianist, who works as an accompanist to the Faversham Choral Society, Medway Cantabile, and as pianist for dancing (mostly ballet) classes and exams at the Margaret Giles (Wye) and Page-Mason (Broadstairs) Schools of Dancing. He accompanies and coaches singers and instrumentalists, and is an official accompanist to the Kent Competitive Festival. He is also the regular organist at Sturry Parish Church, near Canterbury.

In the 2002 Canterbury Festival, Ian organised and performed in a concert featuring Brahms' Liebesliederwalzer, Joubert's Divertimento for piano duet, and solo songs.Ian welcomes enquiries from anyone who is looking for an accompanist for concert performances, exams, auditions or rehearsals, or is seeking coaching or piano tuition, or background piano music for functions.

Ian Carmalt M.A. 01227 762547

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