Frank Wibaut

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Professor of Piano


International pianist and teacher, Frank Wibaut, started his performing career after winning the London Chopin and BBC piano competitions. He has played in over 35 countries and has a performed repertoire of  90 concerti with all the major British and many worldwide orchestras.  He gave his 512th performance of Beethoven’s Emperor piano concerto with the Nagoya Philharmonic orchestra in Japan but, has now stopped counting! His broad solo repertoire includes many world premiers and he plays chamber music with many leading international musicians.

He was formerly Professor of piano at the Royal College and at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also became the Head of Postgraduate Performance Studies. He has been Director of several international summer schools and the Australian National Academy of Music. Once again based in London, he is in great demand as a teacher and chamber music coach for both students and established professional pianist and is a Visiting Professor in 6 countries including Japan. He teaches regularly in Tokyo and in many other major cities and is also a regular Professor at the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg. He receives many invitations to be on the jury of both national and international competitions and for ten years was the Founding Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

The Royal Academy of Music has honoured Frank Wibaut with their highest award, an Honorary RAM, for his outstanding contribution and service to music worldwide

His recording labels include:  EMI, Hyperion (voted best worldwide recording by the BBC and Gramophone), Chandos, Contour, Polydor, HNH and Cambridge (USA), Hugo (Hong Kong) and Bongiovani (Italy), Reger. Future recordings projects include the the Chopin Ballades and Nocturnes and, the complete solo repertoire of Brahms.