Roderick Barrand

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Staff Pianist


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After graduating from Manchester University and the RNCM following completion of the joint course, Roderick did two years’ PG extension, specialising in accompaniment. 

He then spent a year at the Wiener Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst on an Austrian government scholarship, to increase his knowledge of German Lieder. 

He returned to the UK to join the College as a staff pianist, became official pianist of two Choral Societies, appearing as accompanist and concerto soloist in their concerts. 

He has also been official pianist for Summer Courses in Europe and the UK, including the LDSM and ‘London Masterclasses on Tour’ in August 2011. 

His role at the RNCM includes accompanying classes in SVOS, SS and SWBP, masterclasses, students in public competitions, end of year recitals and one to one singing lessons/team-teachings on the ‘Access to Work’ scheme.

In  addition to his activities as a performer, he also coaches singers from home. 

Roderick is  also  official accompanist  to  Salford  and  Sale  Choral  Societies.  and  with  the  latter  is  marking  his  30th  anniversary this  year (2015)   with  a  performance  of  Mozart`s  Piano  Concerto  K453  as  part  of  an all-Mozart  programme.